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Fuerza 2008 Group
In this Group: Maria Belen, Juliana*, Americo, Manuel David, Lila Yan, Teresa Leonor, Claudia Andrea, Rosa, Franklin, Jack Killer, Katherine, Juan Carlos
* not pictured
The "Fuerza 2008" group consists of responsible and hard-working people who get together every 30 days at the offices of Kiva partner Asociación Arariwa in Cusco, Peru. At the latest meeting, we got to know María Belén, who tells us she was born and still lives in Cusco. She is 46 years old and is both mother and father to her two children. After taking care of her household responsibilities, María works as a secretary at a travel agency. She has made a living in this activity for the past 15 years, and it is going very well thanks to the effort she puts into her work. María also has a small pizzeria called "La Gran Pizza," where she has been working for nearly six months already. At this time, she is requesting a loan to purchase ingredients like ham and cheese. Her dream is to open a restaurant chain. *María is the woman raising her hand in the photo.
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Este grupo se denomina “Fuerza 2008” y está conformado por personas responsables y trabajadores que se reúnen cada treinta días en las oficinas de la Unidad de Microfinazas de la Asociación Arariwa Cusco, Perú.

En esta reunión conocimos a la Sra. María Belén que nos cuenta que nació en la ciudad de Cusco y donde actualmente también vive, ella tiene 46 años y es madre y padre para sus dos hijos. Maria Belén es ama de casa que después de hacer sus actividades D. hogar tiene que trabajar, ella trabaja como secretaria en una agencia de viajes. Ya son 15 años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone en su trabajo. Maria Belén también tiene una pequeña pizzería que tiene de nombre “La Gran Pizza” y donde ya tiene trabajando casi cerca de 6 meses. Ella en esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar insumos como por ejemplo jamón y queso. El sueño de Maria Belén es abrir una cadena de restaurantes.

* La Sra. Maria Belén es la persona que está levantando la mano en la fotografía.

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Important Information

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).

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 94
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,998,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Fuerza 2008 Group's $2,950 loan helped a member to purchase ingredients (ham, cheese, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011