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Virgen Asunta Group
In this Group: Hilda, Ana, Flavio, Gustavo*, Fanny*, Kati, Rosa, Juan Julio, Rendo, Paulina, Alejandro, Noe
* not pictured

Update on Virgen Asunta Group

The communal bank member Hilda is 54 years old. She is married and she now lives in the beautiful province of Urubamba in the department of Cusco. Her principal business is agriculture, since she sells fruits such as pears, quinces, Blanquilla pears, peaches, and bananas. She has already had this business for a number of years, and it is going very well for her. In addition, Hilda also sells basic food products such as rice, sugar, pasta, milk, and other items. She has a little grocery store where she stocks her merchandise. Hilda now needs a loan to buy sacks of rice and sugar. (Hilda is raising her hand in the photograph.)

This group consists of neighbors and friends who formed the communal bank "Virgen Asunta" in the province of Urubamba in the department of Cusco. It consists of people who every moment seek opportunities to advance and with their daily effort to give a better future to their children. The business activities of the members are, for example, selling clothing, raising chickens, and selling groceries, and others offer services of transportation, cell phone calls, and auto maintenance.

The members in general appreciate the opportunity offered them and promise to make their various payments according to the established schedules. (The person who appears in the lower part of the photograph arrived late for the meeting of the communal bank.)

Cusco is located in the district and province of Cusco in the department of Cusco, in the heart of the old city of the Incas. It is characterized by being a tourist zone because of its archaeological centers, its historic center, its landscapes, and its history, and for being an enchanting city in the southern region of the country. Cusco is also known for its traditional festival of Inti Raymi and for one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.
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La socia Hilda tiene 54 años, es casada y actualmente, Ella vive en la hermosa provincia de Urubamba del departamento del Cusco. Su actividad económica principal de socia Hilda es la agricultura pues se dedica a venta de frutas como por ejemplo peras, membrillas, blanquillas, duraznos y manzana. Ya son varios años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien. Además, Hilda también se dedica a la venta de productos de primera necesidad como arroz, azúcar, fideos, leche y otras cosas más. Ella tiene una pequeña tienda de abarrotes donde tiene mercadería surtida. En esta oportunidad Hilda requiere el préstamo para comprar sacos de arroz y sacos de azúcar. (La socia Hilda está levantando la mano en la fotografía).

Este grupo está conformado por vecinos y amigos que formaron el banco comunal “Virgen Asunta” en la provincia del Urubamba del departamento del Cusco. Este banco comunal está conformado por personas que buscan a cada momento las oportunidades para salir adelante y con su esfuerzo diario entregar un mejor futuro a sus hijos. Las actividades económicas de los socios son por ejemplo; venta de ropa, crianza de pollos, venta de abarrotes y otros brindan servicio de transportes, llamadas a celulares y mantenimiento de carros.

Los socios en general agradecen la oportunidad brindada y se comprometen a cumplir con el pago de sus diferentes cuotas en los plazos establecidos.(La persona que aparece en la parte inferior de la fotografia llego tarde a la reunion del banco comunal).

Cusco está ubicado en el distrito y provincia del Cusco del departamento del Cusco en pleno corazón de la antigua ciudad de los Incas y se caracteriza por ser una zona turística, por sus centros arqueológicos, por su centro histórico, por sus paisajes, por su historia y por ser una ciudad encantadora de la Región del Sur del país. Cusco es conocido también por su fiesta tradicional del Inti Raymi y porque se encuentra una de las siete maravillas del mundo “Machupicchu”.

Previous Loan Details

These members belong to the 'Virgen Asunta' community bank which is located in Urubamba district, in Urubamba province, in Cusco department. Ana is a member of this group. She is 38 years old, single, and has four children. She has a fruit and veg. business and works independently. She take... More from Virgen Asunta Group's previous loan »

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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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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,860,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen Asunta Group's $5,850 loan helped a member to purchase sacks of rice and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012