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Granito De Mostaza Group
In this Group: Mario Anderson, Evelin Mercedes, Jimena Adriana, Marcial Jesus, Lisbeth, Adrian Wilder, Yris Madeleine, Maria Esther*
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Update on Granito De Mostaza Group

These are members of the Granito de Mostaza Communal Bank. This bank is located in the district of Cusco, in the province and department of Cusco.

This bank member is Mercedes. She is married, 53 years old, and has three children. She alternates her daily activities with working for a public business. She works Monday through Friday during the day. She has had this job for a good amount of time and it is going well for her because of the effort she puts into it. She also works in catering, which is how she is getting her family ahead.

She is asking for this loan to buy ingredients to make appetizers for an event.

The other bank members work as school-bus drivers, tow-truck renters, teachers, and employees of private businesses.

The member who appears in the attached photo asked permission to arrive late to the meeting for work reasons.

Mercedes thanks those who are a part of this dream and she promises to make her payments on time.
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Los socios pertenecen al banco comunal “GRANITO DE MOSTAZA”; Este banco se ubicada en el distrito de Cusco, perteneciente a la provincia de Cusco y departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Mercedes ella es casada tiene 53 años y tiene 3 hijos; La socia alterna sus actividades diarias trabajando en una empresa pública, la socia trabaja de lunes a viernes durante el día, la socia lleva buen tiempo en este su trabajo el cual le va bien gracias al empeño que le pone cada día a su negocio, la socia a la vez se dedica a la atención de eventos (catering) siendo de está forma que la socia saca adelante a su familia.

La socia solicita el crédito para la compra de insumos para la elaboración de bocaditos para un compromiso.

Los otros socios se dedican al negocio de movilidad escolar, alquiler de gruas, docentes y trabajadores de empresas privadas.
La socia que sale en la foto adjunta pidio permiso para llegar tarde a la reunion por motivos de trabajo.

La socia agradece a quienes forman parte de este sueño mediante este medio y se compromete a cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas en el plazo establecido.

Previous Loan Details

These members belong to the Communal Bank “Granito de Mostaza” (Little Mustard Seed) which is located in the District, Province, and Department of Cusco. One of the members is Sra. Esther, who has her hand raised in the photo. She is 40 years old, single, and has one child. Esther works b... More from Granito De Mostaza 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
  • 166
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Granito De Mostaza Group's $4,200 loan helped a member to buy ingredients to make appetizers for an event.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 4, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013