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Serapia Teodora
Teodora was born in the community of Cotañi and still lives there. She is 55 years old and single. Teodora is a hardworking and enterprising person who has been able to get ahead with a great deal of effort and work. Farming is her main business activity and she has several plots of land on which she grows barley, oats, beans, and other crops. Teodora also raises small animals, such as guinea pigs and chickens. She has been part of the Communal Bank “Sumaq Paqari” for several years and is taking this opportunity to request a loan in order to buy more guinea pigs.

The community of Cotañi is part of the District of Huancarani in Paucartambo Province, Department of Cusco, Peru.

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Teodora nació en la comunidad de Cotañi y vive en la misma comunidad donde nació, ella tiene 55 años de edad y es soltera, ella es una persona trabajadora y emprendedora que sale adelante con mucho esfuerzo y trabajo. Su actividad económica principal es la agricultura y tiene varios terrenos de cultivos donde siembra cebada, avena, habas,etc. Ella también se dedica a la crianza de animales menores como cuyes y gallinas. Desde hace varios años que pertenece al banco comunal “Sumaq Paqari” y en esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar más cuyes.

(La comunidad de Cotañi pertenece al distrito de Huancarani dentro de la provincia de Paucartambo dentro del departamento de Cusco, Perú).

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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
  • 35
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,316,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Serapia Teodora to buy guinea pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
May 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013