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Update on Santusa

Santusa was born in the department of Apurímac but she lives in the city of Salvación (which is located in the district and province of Manu, in the department of Madre de Dios, Perú).

Santusa is 52, a widow and has five children. She is a hard-working mother and entrepreneur who earns a living for her family by selling sweets such as chewing gum, cookies, sodas, chocolates and other items. She has a small space in her home where she sells the products. For several years now she has been in business and it is going well for her thanks to her hard work.

She belongs to the communal bank "Tesoritos del Manu" and on this occasion she needs a loan to buy merchandise such as sweets and cookies. She is grateful for the loan and committed to paying it back on time.
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Santusa nació en el departamento de Apurímac pero vive en la ciudad de Salvación. (La ciudad de Salvación está ubicada en el distrito del Manu en la provincia de Manu dentro del departamento de Madre de Dios, Perú).
Santusa tiene 52 años de edad y es viuda pero tiene cinco hijos, ella es una madre trabajadora y emprendedora que saca adelante su familia y su actividad económica principal es la venta de golosinas como por ejemplo chicles, galletas, gaseosas, chocolates y otras cosas, ella tiene un pequeño local en su domicilio donde expende sus productos. Ya son varios años que se dedica al negocio y ve la muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Tesoritos del Manu” y en esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar mercadería como dulces y galletas. Agradece y valora el préstamo y se compromete a cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas mensuales.

Previous Loan Details

Santusa belongs to the “Tesoritos del Manu” communal bank. The bank’s meetings take place monthly in the city of Salvación in Manu Province, Madre de Dios Department. Santusa is 50 years old and a widow; she has five children. She was born in the city of Apurímac but has lived in the city of... More from Santusa'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).

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,450,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,550 helped Santusa to buy merchandise such as sweets and cookies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Santusa. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More