Update on Salud GroupThe village bank "Salud" ("Health" in English) is comprised of 17 enterprising members from Cusco, which is located in the Southern Andean mountains of Peru. Since their last loan, three members have left the village bank and three new members have joined.
One member is Catalina, who is in her 50s. About one year ago, Catalina opened a store selling natural health products, such as capsules made from plants and roots. Her loan will help Catalina purchase more products from a wholesaler in Cusco. Catalina used to sell salchipapas (a Peruvian dish made of fried potatoes and sausages) in the evenings but she no longer has time for that business now that she is focusing all her energy on her new venture. Catalina's store is currently located inside a block away from the street. She hopes that in the future she will be able to open another location in a storefront facing the street.
The other members of the village bank are teachers, public sector workers, secretaries, and vendors of stuffed animals, among other activities.
Previous Loan DetailsThese individuals belong to the communal bank "Salud." This bank is located in the city of Cusco in the Huanchac district, which is part of the province and department of Cusco. One member is Catalina, 53, who is divorced and works selling Salchipapas on the corner in front of her house. Thi... More from Salud Group's previous loan »
Important InformationAbout 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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