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Atipay Group
In this Group: Carmen Maya, Nieves Yaqueline, Gabriela, Oscar Leonidas, Sara Rossana, Liudvinka, Roger Einer, Karolay Denisse*, Jaime Oswaldo, Luz Rocio, Mariclaudia, Tomasa Nidia, Hilda Llarnek
* not pictured

Update on Atipay Group

(Carmen is raising her hand in the photo) Carmen was born in the city of Puno, but right now she lives in the beautiful city of Cuzco. She is 35 years old and single. Carmen's main economic activity is selling children's, men's and women's shoes. She has been doing this job for several years now and it is going very well for her. At this time, Carmen needs a loan to buy merchandise, such as, for example, children's shoes, because the school year is starting soon. Carmen's dream is to open other stores in the cities of Puerto Maldonado, Sicuani and Quillabamba.

This group is made up of neighbors and friends who make up the “Atipay” communal bank in the province and department of Cuzco. This communal bank is made up of people who are always seeking opportunities to get ahead and with their daily work give their children a better future. The economic activities of the members are, for example, making snacks, school transportation, teaching, surveying assistant, selling shoes, selling cosmetics, renting out traditional costumes, restoring art, working as public employees, and teaching music.

The members in general are grateful for the opportunity that has been given and they are committed to making their different payments on time. The members that appear in the bottom part of the photo came late to the communal bank meeting.
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(La señora Carmen está levantando la mano en la fotografía). La socia Carmen nació en la ciudad de Puno pero actualmente vive en la hermosa ciudad del Cusco, ella tiene 35 años de edad pero es soltera. Su actividad económica principal de la Carmen es la venta de zapatos para niños, caballeros y damas. Ya son varios años que se dedica a este negocio y le va muy bien. En esta oportunidad Carmen requiere el préstamo para comprar mercadería como por ejemplo zapatos para niños porque se está acercando la campaña escolar. Su sueño de la socia Carmen es abrir otras tiendas en las ciudades de Puerto Maldonado, Sicuani y Quillabamba.

Este grupo está conformado por vecinos y amigos que formaron el banco comunal “Atipay” en la provincia del Cusco 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; preparación de refrigerios, movilidad escolar, docente, apoyo de encuestas, venta de calzados, venta de cosméticos, alquiler de disfraces típicos y otros son restauradores de obras de arte, empleados públicos y otros docentes de música.
Los socios en general agradecen la oportunidad brindada y se comprometen a cumplir con el pago de sus diferentes cuotas en los plazos establecidos. (Los socios que aparecen en la parte inferior de la fotografía llegaron tarde a la reunión del banco comunal).

Previous Loan Details

(Señora Carmen is raising her hand in the photograph.) Communal bank member Carmen was born in the city of Puno, but now she lives in the beautiful city of Cusco. She is 34 years old but she is single. Her principal business is selling shoes. She has already worked in this business for a number o... More from Atipay 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
  • 54
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,757,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Atipay Group's $5,675 loan helped a member to buy merchandise, for example, children's shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 4, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Atipay Group. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2012. Learn More