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Update on Leoncio

Communal bank "Amistad Cusqueña" gathers every 30th day of the month in the city of Cusco. Cusco is a very popular touristic and commercial destination, famous for its traditional Inti Raymi festival and because it has one of the world’s seven wonders, Machu Picchu.

Leoncio, one of the bank’s members, was born in the beautiful city of Cusco. He is 52 years old, married and has four children. Leoncio sells books and drives a taxi. This time, he is requesting a loan to buy books. He appreciates receiving the loan and promises to pay the installments on time.
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El Banco Comunal “Amistad Cusqueña” se reúne cada treinta en la ciudad del Cusco. (Cusco es lugar conocido por ser una zona muy turística, comercial, por su fiesta tradicional del Inti Raymi y porque se encuentra una de las siete maravillas del mundo “Machupicchu”)

El socio Leoncio nació en la hermosa ciudad del Cusco, tiene 52 años de edad y es casado y tiene cuatro hijos. Su actividad económica principal es vender libros y brindar servicio de taxi. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar mercadería como libros. Se encuentra contento por el préstamo pues se compromete a pagar sus cuotas puntualmente y agradece por la ayuda brindada.

Previous Loan Details

Leoncio, 52, has worked as a taxi driver in Cusco for 20 years. He also has a second business as a wholesale distributor of books. He is married with four children, two of whom are living independently. A loan will help Leoncio buy Bibles from Lima to distribute at wholesale. His goal is to open ... More from Leoncio's previous loan »

Additional Information

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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).

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Leoncio to buy books to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013