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Maria Magdalena
Maria was born in the Mika community where she still lives (The Mika community is located in the district of Colquepata in the province of Paucartambo, department of Cusco, Perú). She is 26 years old and has a common-law husband and four children.

Maria is a hard-working, enterprising woman who earns a living in agriculture and raising small animals. She has cropland where she grows potatoes, barley, corn, and other crops which she sells a few time a week in the cities of Cusco and Huancarani.

A group of neighbors invited her to join the communal bank "Intipakareq" because she is a responsible, cheerful person. On this occasion, she is requesting a loan to buy small animals such as guinea pigs, chickens and pigs. She is grateful to everyone for the loan and is committed to paying it back on time.
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Maria nació en la comunidad de Mika y vive en la misma comunidad de Mika. (La comunidad de Mika está localizada en el distrito de Colquepata dentro de la provincia de Paucartambo del departamento del Cusco, Perú). Ella tiene 26 años de edad y tiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene cuatro hijos.

Maria es una mujer emprendedora y trabajadora que se dedica a la agricultura y crianza de animales menores, ella tiene varios terrenos de cultivo donde siembra papa, cebada, maíz, oca y otras cosas más, ella lleva a vender sus productos agrícolas una veces a la semana a las ciudades del Cusco y Huancarani.

Un grupo de vecinas le invitaron a participar del banco comunal “Intipakareq” porque es una persona responsable y alegre. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar animales menores como cuyes, gallinas y chanchos. Agradece a todas las personas por el préstamo pues se compromete a pagar puntual sus cuotas.

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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).

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 45
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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 $400 helped Maria Magdalena to buy small animals such as guinea pigs, chickens and pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013