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Update on Yovanna

Ms. Yovanna belongs to “The Diamonds” Community Bank, located in Cusco, Perú. Yovanna continues with her business selling handicrafts, primarily silver jewelry such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc. She sells her work at craft fairs in the city. Yovanna has been in business for many years. The income from this business is the main support for her family. Yovanna is asking for this loan in order to buy merchandise in order to take advantage of the Christmas season. She is thankful for KIVA for the help they provide her with maintaining her business.
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La socia es la señora Yovanna, ella pertenece al banco comunal “LOS DIAMANTES” de la ciudad del Cusco – Perú. Yovanna se sigue dedicando al negocio de venta de artesanía, principalmente de elementos de joyería en plata como aretes, pulseras, collares, anillos, etc. y los comercializa en una de las principales ferias artesanales de la ciudad. Yovanna realiza este trabajo hace algunos años, el cual representa su principal actividad económica y sustento de su familia. Yovanna está solicitando el préstamo para comprar mercadería y capitalizar su comercio para la próxima campaña navideña, por ello agradece a KIVA por ayudarla con el mantenimiento de su actividad.

Previous Loan Details

The member continues to work in her business of selling handicrafts. She has a jewelry shop; she sells necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. She works from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. She has already had this business for five years. In her free time, she likes to go out for walks in the country. He... More from Yovanna's previous loan »

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About Asociación Arariwa
Asociación Arariwa is a large non-governmental organization that started offering microcredit in 1994 to improve the quality of life, skills and equity of the population in the rural Cusco region of Peru. Arariwa serves the southern Andean provinces of Peru, and is distinguished by its efforts to reach the very poor, who often live in isolated rural areas. Arariwa fosters village banking, supports savings accounts, promotes access to education, and empowers women entrepreneurs (who make up 78% of its borrowers).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 103
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,923,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Yovanna to buy silver earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013