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Sembrando Group
In this Group: Junia, Magdenia, Evarista, Clemente, Rene Felipe, Crisogeno Erasmo, Marina, Asunta, Edson

Update on Sembrando Group

Most of the members of “Sembrando” Communal Bank are still participating in the program and they are doing well because they're responsible with their payments. The Communal Bank is currently on its second cycle (each cycle lasting 4 months) and is comprised of nine hardworking people with a marked entrepreneurial spirit who tirelessly seek ways to move forward and give their children a better future. Most of the members live in the city, where they also have their livelihoods. Cusco is widely known as a city for tourism and trade, hosting the traditional Inti Raymi festivity and one of the seven wonders of the world, “Machupicchu”.

Our featured member, Junia, was born in Pomacanchis District, in the Acomayo Province of the Departament of Cusco. She is 46 and has a 19-year-old son that attends a technical school. She works as a teacher for children with special needs as part of the ECEBE Program in Cusco City and also belongs to SAANEE's working group (SAANEE stands in Spanish for the Service for Bringing Diversity to Special Educational Needs).

She says she lived in Lima from age 5 to 27, where she studied in one of the most prestigious local universities but she now lives in Cusco. She has been working in her field for several years and has done well thanks to her dedication. She is asking for this loan for personal use, i.e., providing education to her son.

All members appreciate the loan and are thankful for the opportunity given and promise to make their payments on time, according to schedule. (The lower right end of the main picture shows the member that arrived late to the meeting).
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La mayoría de los socios del banco comunal “Sembrando” siguen participando y les va muy porque son personas responsables con los pagos de las cuotas. Actualmente, el banco comunal se encuentra en el segundo ciclo de funcionamiento (cada ciclo está conformado por cuatro meses). El banco comunal está conformado por nueve personas trabajadoras y emprendedoras que buscan a cada momento las oportunidades para salir adelante y con su esfuerzo diario entregar un mejor futuro a sus hijos. La mayoría de los socios viven en la ciudad donde realizan sus actividades económicas. Cusco es conocido por ser una zona muy turística, comercial, por su fiesta tradicional del Inti Raymi y porque se encuentra una de las siete maravillas del mundo “Machupicchu”.

La socia Junia nació en la distrito de Pomacanchis provincia de Acomayo departamento del Cusco y tiene 46 años edad, ella tiene un hijo de 19 años que está estudiando en un instituto superior, ella es profesora de educación especial en el programa ECEBE de la ciudad del Cusco, ella también pertenece al equipo de trabajo SAANEE (Servicio de Atención a la Diversidad a las Necesidades Educativas Especiales.).

La socia nos cuenta que desde los 5 años hasta los 27 años edad vivió en la ciudad de Lima y donde estudió en una de las universidad más prestigiosas de la ciudad de Lima pero actualmente vive en la ciudad del Cusco, Ya son varios años que se dedica al trabajo y le ha va muy bien gracias al empeño que pone a sus funciones, ella requiere el préstamo para uso personal ósea para la educación de su hijo.

Los socios valoran y agradecen el préstamo otorgado mediante este medio y así mismo se comprometen a cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas en el plazo establecido. (En la parte inferior de la fotografía aparece la socia que llego tarde a la reunión).

Previous Loan Details

Magdenia was born in the city of Espinar and has lived in Cusco for the last 24 years. (She is raising her hand in the photo.) Magdenia, 24, is in a common law relationship. She’s a hardworking, responsible, professional woman. She’s a teacher working in a school in the city of Cusco. She’s... More from Sembrando 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
  • 80
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,829,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sembrando Group's $2,350 loan helped a member to educate her son.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012