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San Martin - Izcuchaca Group
In this Group: Maritza, Yolanda, Lucia, Celia*, Fresia, Paulo Casar, Clara , Merlica Faustina, Perpi Socorro
* not pictured
Hello, Good Morning! Greetings from Perú.

Today I’d like to present the “San Martín-Ixcuchaca” group to you, a group that’s been working with Edaprospo Group for a year. They joined together because they all worked in the same locality and all work as independent workers who dream with improving their income and thus also improve their way of life at home.

One of this group’s members is Maritza, 37, who helps her husband support the family with income she earns from sales in her restaurant. She lives with her husband and two daughters. The older one attends public school and the second one is school age. The older one helps her mother in the business in her free time and when she’s on school vacation. Maritza’s dream is to provide her two daughters with professions so that they can support themselves from income earned from their professions.

The loan Maritza is requesting is to buy groceries like rice, sugar, noodles and oil in quantity in order to have higher profits from her income. Maritza is very happy to know that foreigners help her and her group to carry out their dreams which is why she says: “Thank you for the support from Edaprospo and from Kiva lenders.”

Maritza is wearing a black and White sweater, Brown pants and is carrying a small, knit, black and white purse; she’s third from the right.

*Lucía’s photo appears at the top of the photo.
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Hola, Buenos días! saludos de todos los peruanos. Hoy les presento al grupo de San Martin - Izcuchaca”
Un grupo que lleva más de 1 año trabajando junto al Grupo Edaprospo, se formaron este grupo porque todos trabajan dentro de la misma localidad todos son trabajadores independientes, que tiene el sueño de mejorar sus ingresos, y así mejorar también su forma de vida en sus hogares.
Una de las socias de este grupo es Maritza, de 37 años de edad, que apoya a su esposo en la mantención de la familia con los ingresos que obtiene con las ventas que obtiene en su restaurant.
Ella vive con su esposo, y sus dos hijas, la primera estudia en un Instituto Público, y la segunda en etapa escolar, La mayor ayuda a su mamá en el negocio en sus tiempos libres y cuando está de vacaciones.
El sueño de Maritza es darles a sus dos hijas con una profesión, para que ellas puedan vivir de los ingresos de su profesión.
El préstamo que solicita Maritza es para la compra de abarrotes como arroz, azúcar, fideos, aceite, por cantidad, para que pueda tener mayor utilidad en sus ingresos
Maritza está muy feliz, al saber que personas extranjeras la ayudan a ella como a su grupo a llevar adelante sus sueños, es por eso que nos dice: Gracias, por el apoyo a EDAPROSPO y a los inversionistas de KIVA.
Maritza está vestida con una chompa con combinaciones en negro y blanco, pantalón marrón, y lleva una pequeña cartera tejida en negro y blanco, es la tercera de la derecha.
*En la parte superior esta la fotografía de Lucia.

Additional Information


EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.

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
  • 102
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,947,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Martin - Izcuchaca Group's $3,300 loan helped a member to buy rice, sugar, oil, noodles, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 7, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013