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Alejandrina was born in the community of Cotañi and still lives there. The community of Cotañi is located in the District of Huancarani in Paucartambo Province, Department of Cusco, Peru.

Alejandrina is 33 years old, married, and has four children. She is an enterprising and hardworking woman who makes handicrafts. Alejandrina has a small workshop in her home where she makes knitted items such as sweaters, scarves, and other items. She also makes woven items with the use of a loom.

A group of neighbors invited her to participate in the “Intipakareq” Communal Bank because she is a responsible and cheerful person. Alejandrina is taking this opportunity to request a loan so that she can buy materials for her work, such as alpaca and sheep’s wool. She thanks everyone for this loan and promises to be punctual with her payments.

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Alejandrina nació en la comunidad de Cotañi y vive en la misma comunidad donde nació. (La comunidad de Cotañi está localizada en el distrito de Huancarani dentro de la provincia de Paucartambo del departamento del Cusco, Perú). Ella tiene 33 años de edad, es casada y tiene cuatro hijos.

Alejandrina es una mujer emprendedora y trabajadora que se dedica a la artesanía, ella tiene un pequeño taller en su domicilio donde elabora tejidos como por ejemplo chompas, chalinas y otras cosas más pero también se dedica a la fabricación de telares.

Un grupo de vecinas le invitaron a participar del banco comunal “Intipakareq” porque es una persona responsable y amable. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar materiales de trabajo como lana de alpaca y oveja. 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).

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,459,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Alejandrina to buy materials, such as alpaca and sheep's wool.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013