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Patron Santiago - Chongos Bajo Group
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Hello, good day, and greetings from Peru! Today I present to you the all-woman "Patrón Santiago--Chongos Bajo" group. They are seven neighbors who formed the group because of their common interests.

Rosa, a member of the group, is a young mother—only 24 years old—who lives with the father of her only son; her spouse works in the mine, which allows him to spend only seven days a month with his family.

Rosa earns her living hand-embroidering "fustanes," a traditional item of clothing of this part of the country that is worn for patron saint festivals. This is really an art. The trade was passed down from her parents, who also did this work.

In her town, Rosa is very well-known for the quality of the embroidery that she does, despite being so young. She tells us that each of these "fustanes" takes, in some cases, up to 30 days of work.
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Hola !!!!!!!!!, Buenos Días, saludos de todos sus hermanos peruanos, hoy les presento al Grupo conformado solo por mujeres, ellas son 7 vecinas que por su afinidad formaron el grupo llamado “Patrón Santiago” - Chongos Bajo.
Rosa, socia de este grupo es una joven madre de tan solo 24 años que convive con el padre de su único hijo; su esposo trabaja en la mina lo cual lo lleva a pasar con su familia sólo 7 días al mes,
Rosa se dedica al bordado manual de “Fustanes” (Vestimenta típica de esta parte del país, que son usados para sus fiestas patronales), que es realmente un arte, este oficio lo heredo de sus padres, quienes también de dedican a esta labor.
Ella en su localidad es muy reconocida por la calidad de los bordados que realiza, a pesar de ser tan joven. Ella nos cuenta que cada uno de estos fustanes le demora en algunos casos hasta 30 días de dedicación.

Additional Information


EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.

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
  • 44
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,450,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Patron Santiago - Chongos Bajo Group's $1,925 loan helped a member to buy thread and fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2012
Sep 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013