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Virgen Del Carmen Group
In this Group: Aurelia , Alejandro, Maritza, Mesias Francklin*, Eufemia , Cristhian , Adelaida , Dionisio
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Update on Virgen Del Carmen Group

The "Virgen del Carmen" community bank is located in the district of Wanchaq, province and department of Cusco, Peru. One of the members is Maritza, who is a 33-year-old married mother of three. She makes a living selling juices and breakfasts. She has been with the business only a short time, but it is going well thanks to the hard work she puts into it every day. At the same time, she works as a security guard at one of the city markets in Cusco, the same place where she sells her breakfasts. Maritza is a responsible and hardworking person who wants to make headway for her family. She is requesting the loan to purchase ingredients, such as sugar, milk and fruit, for her business. The other members make a living as a teacher, a public worker and selling food, plastics, clothing and CDs. The two people added to the photo are members who requested permission to arrive late to the meeting because of their work. The members thank those who helped them through this medium and promise to make their payments in the established period.
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Los socios pertenecen al banco comunal “VIRGEN DEL CARMEN”; Este banco se ubicado en el distrito de Wanchaq, perteneciente a la provincia de Cusco y departamento de Cusco.

La socia es la Sra. Maritza ella es casada y tiene 33 años y tiene 3 hijos; La socia alterna sus actividades diarias con el negocio de venta de jugos y desayunos, la socia lleva poco tiempo en este negocio el cual le esta va bien gracias al empeño que le está poniendo cada día a su negocio ,a la vez la socia trabaja de guardiana en uno de los mercados de la ciudad de Cusco lugar también donde vende sus desayunos, la socia es una persona responsable y empeñosa siendo está forma que la socia saca adelante a su familia.

La socia solicita el crédito para la compra de insumos como azucar, leche y fruta para su negocio.

Los otros socios se dedican al negocio de venta de comida, plastiqueria, venta de ropa, venta de cds, docente, trabajador para una institución pública.

Las personas que salen en la foto adjunta son socios que pidieron 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

Lucia is a member off the “Virgen del Carmen” communal bank located in Wanchaq District in Cusco Province and Department. She alternates her daily chores with a business selling basic staple items like rice, sugar, milk, snacks and soft-drinks, among others. She works from 9am until 5pm approxi... More from Virgen Del Carmen 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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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen Del Carmen Group's $2,725 loan helped a member to purchase ingredients like sugar, milk and fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013