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Virgen Asunta Group
In this Group: Francisca, Marylin, Cinthia, Dagmar Margot, Dora*, Yuli, Brigida, Luis, Cirila, Denisse, Vicentina, Henry, Victoria
* not pictured

Update on Virgen Asunta Group

The village bank “Virgen Asunta” is comprised of fourteen entrepreneurs who live in Izcuchaca, located in the Andean highlands of Anta province. The bank was formed in 2008 and is now receiving its eighth loan from Asociación Arariwa. The majority of its members make their living farming and raising livestock, then selling their produce in local markets.

The president of the village bank is Margot, who is raising her hand in the photo. Margot is 45 years old and married with three children between the ages of 20 and 24. For the last eight years Margot has operated a small store from her house, selling groceries such as sugar, rice, milk and pasta. In addition, she has bought and sold cattle for the last twenty years.

Margot has been a client of Arariwa for several years. She has requested a portion of this group loan of 9950 PEN in order to buy more stock for her store and to purchase a cow. A cow costs about 2,000 soles (about USD $750) at the local livestock market. After raising the cow, she can make a profit by arranging to sell the cow in Lima.

Margot aspires to continue growing her enterprises so that she can qualify for an individual loan in the future.

Previous Loan Details

(In the photograph, the group member Francisca is raising her hand.) Señora Francisca, who is 30 years old, was born in the province of Paruro (Cusco) and now lives in the community of Hospitalpampa in the Anta district in Anta province of the department of Cusco. Twenty-two years ago she settled... More from Virgen Asunta Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This is a Group Loan

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,919,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen Asunta Group's $3,725 loan helped a member to buy a cow and more stock for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2012
Mar 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012