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Virgen De Copacabana Group
In this Group: Estela , Ghina , Liz Irashi , Felipe , Lizeth , Jhon , Mercedes , Miguel Angel *, Marybel, Elizabeth*, Edith
* not pictured

Update on Virgen De Copacabana Group

The members belong to the "Virgen del Carmen" communal bank. This bank is located in the district of Cusco, belonging to the province and department of Cusco.
Sra. Maribel is single, 36 years old, and has two children. She alternates her daily chores with her business selling salchipapas [fried potatoes with hotdog] and pollipapas [shredded chicken breast with fries]. Maribel sells her products from the doorway of her home. She has had this business for some time, and it is going very well for her thanks to the hard work that she puts into her business every day. She wants to be able to keep working in order to keep supporting her family.
She is requesting this loan for the purchase of oil, potatoes, mayonnaise, and other items.
The other group members sell handcrafts; build refrigerators; sell anticucho [small pieces of grilled skewered meat often marinated in vinegar and spices, often with a boiled potato or bread on the end of the skewer]; one is a master builder; another works in agriculture.
The member in the attached photo asked permission to come late to the meeting because of her work.
Maribel thanks those who will become part of this dream through this loan. She promises to repay her quotas as established.
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Los socios pertenecen al banco comunal “VIRGEN DEL CARMEN”; Este banco se ubicado en el distrito de Cusco, perteneciente a la provincia de Cusco y departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Maribel, la socia es soltera tiene 36 años de edad y tiene 02 hijos; La socia alterna sus actividades diarias con el negocio de venta de salchipapas, pollipapas, la socia vende de forma ambulatoria en la puerta de su casa, la socia lleva buen tiempo en este negocio el cual le va bien gracias al empeño que le pone cada día a su negocio, la soca desea poder seguir trabajando para de esta forma seguir apoyando a su familia.

La socia solicita el crédito para la compra de aceite, papas, mayonesa, entre otros.

Los otros socios se dedican a la venta de artesanía elaboración de refrigerios, venta de anticuchos, maestro constructor, agronomía.

La socia que sale en la foto adjunta pidió permiso para llegar tarde a la reunión 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

The members belong to the Communal Bank "Virgen Del Carmen". This bank is located in the district of Cusco, in the province and department of Cusco. One group member is Mercedes. She is separated, 31 years old, and has one child. She alternates her daily activities with her business selling m... More from Virgen De Copacabana 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).

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This is a Group Loan

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 130
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,907,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen De Copacabana Group's $4,150 loan helped a member to buy oil, potatoes, mayonnaise, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2013
May 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013