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Update on Benigna

Benigna is still with the communal bank "Virgen Purificada de Angostura" and continues to sell small animals such as guinea pigs, chickens and hens. She has been in business for several years now; and it is going well because of the hard work she puts into it. On this occasion, she is requesting a loan to buy hens and guinea pigs. She is grateful for the loan and committed to paying it back on time.
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Benigna continúa con el banco comunal “Virgen Purificada de Angostura” y con su actividad económica que consiste en la venta de animales menores como cuyes, pollos y gallinas. Ya son varios años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar gallinas y cuyes. Está feliz por el préstamo y se compromete a cumplir con los pagos de sus cuotas.

Previous Loan Details

This member belongs to the communal bank "Virgen Purificada de Angostura." The bank is located in the district of Cusco, in the province of Cusco and department of Cusco. The member is Benigna; she is 34 years old, cohabits with her partner and has 3 children. She alternates her daily activit... More from Benigna'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
  • 45
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Benigna to buy hens and guinea pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013