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Fortunata was born in the city of Pilcopata and still lives there. The city of Pilcopata is located in the District of Kosñipata, which is in Paucartambo Province in the Department of Cusco, Peru.

Fortunata is 35 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has five children. Her main business activity is selling vegetables, food products, and meats. She has a vending stall at one of the main markets in the city of Pilcopata where she offers her products such as chicken, rice, sugar, onions, carrots, potatoes, sugar, and many other items. Fortunata has been in this business for several years and is doing very well thanks to the effort she puts forth in her work. She is an enterprising and hardworking individual who is a member of the Communal Bank “Paititi”.

Fortunata is taking this opportunity to request a loan so that she can buy merchandise, such as sacks of rice and sacks of sugar in bulk, at a much lower cost.

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Fortunata nació en la ciudad de Pilcopata y vive en la misma ciudad donde nació. (La ciudad de Pilcopata está ubicada en el distrito del Kosñipata dentro de la provincia de Paucartambo en el departamento de Cusco, Perú).

Fortunata tiene 35 años de edad y tiene una relación de unión libre de la cual tiene cinco hijos. Su actividad económica principal es la venta de verduras, comestibles y carnes, ella tiene un puesto de venta en uno de los mercados principales de la ciudad de Pilcopata donde expende sus productos como carne de pollo, arroz, azúcar, cebolla, zanahorias, papas, azúcar y otras cosas más. Ya son varios años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. Ella es una persona emprendedora y trabajadora que pertenece al banco comunal “Paititi” y en esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar mercadería como sacos de arroz y sacos de azúcar al por mayor pues le cuesta más barato.

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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
  • 72
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Fortunata to buy merchandise, such as sacks of rice and sacks of sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013