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Update on Brigida

Brigida, 41, is married and has five children who are the fruit of this beautiful relationship. She works in agriculture and raising small farm animals such as guinea pigs and hens. She grows corn, potato, barley, wheat, tarwi [a species of lupin grown in the Andes] and beans, among other things, and sells them in different marketplaces. She also raises livestock. This time, she is requesting a loan to buy seeds and compost.
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Ella tiene 41 años de edad, es casada y fruto de esta hermosa relación tiene cinco hijos. Sus actividad económicas son la agricultura, la ganadería y la crianza de animales menores como cuyes y gallinas. Ella en sus tierras de cultivo siembre maíz, papa, cebada, trigo, tarwi, habas y otros para luego verndelas en diferentes mercados. Ella también se dedica al engorde de ganado. En esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar semillas y abono.

Previous Loan Details

Brigida was born in the district of Challabamba but lives in the community of Jajahuana. The community of Jajahuana is located in the district of Challabamba within the province of Paucartambo of the department of Cusco, Peru. She is 41 years old, married and has five children; fruits of this bea... More from Brigida'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
  • 84
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Brigida to buy seeds and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Brigida. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2013. Learn More