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Gran Fortaleza De San Jeronimo Group
In this Group: Delia, Jose Miguel, Florentina, Constantina, Francisca, Emma Lucrecia, Juan, Mery*, Hipolito Caciano, Rosmeri, Karina, Genaro, Ezequiel, Josefina
* not pictured
This group belongs to the communal bank "La Fortaleza de San Jeronimo." The group is comprised of 14 members who are happy and very well organized. One of the members, Senora Mery F., is absent, due to the fact that she injured her hand three days prior, but pictured in her place is her sister. This group meets in the Huanchac distract where the bank is located.

These members alternate their activities in the home with retail trade in all its forms: one member sells ceviche (a typical dish of Peru made with fish and lemon), other members serve in a restaurant that sells typical Peruvian dishes, another member is a bricklayer, another is a mechanic, other members sell clothing, others work in a boardinghouse doing general cleaning, another sells auto parts, another is a master builder, other members sell pollipapas y salchipapas (typical Peruvian meals of chicken or sausage served with fried potatoes) on the streets, others sell meals in general and sell potatoes in the market. All of the members need a loan to reinvest in their businesses, so as to make them prosper and grow.

These members appreciate and value the loan granted through these means, and they are committed to making the payments on their various debts on time.
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Los socios pertenecen al banco comunal; “LA FORTALEZA DE SAN JERONIMO”; Nuestros socios son un grupo muy alegre y muy bien organizado, ellos son 14 socios, se ausentó una de las socias, la Sra Mery F., debido a que se fracturó la mano hace 3 días atrás; pero en su representación está la hermana de la socia, ellos se reúnen en el distrito de Huanchac en el local de la institución.

Nuestros socios alternan sus actividades del hogar con el comercio minorista en todas sus formas, un socio vende ceviche (plato típico de Perú a base de pescado y limón), otras dos socias atienden un restaurante de platos típicos, otro socio es albañil, otro es mecánico, otras socias venden ropa, otras trabajan en un hospedaje, haciendo la limpieza general, otro socio está en la venta de auto partes, otro maestro de obras, otras socias venden en sus carretas pollipapas y salchipapas, otras venden comidas en general y venta de papa en el mercado. Todos nuestros socios requieren el préstamo para poder de este modo reinvertir en sus diferentes negocios, haciéndolos prosperar y crecer más.

Nuestros socios agradecen y valoran el préstamo otorgado mediante este medio y se comprometen a cumplir con el pago de sus diferentes deudas en el plazo establecido.

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).

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
  • 115
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,996,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gran Fortaleza De San Jeronimo Group's $3,625 loan helped a member to reinvest in their various businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010