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Los Perseverantes Group
In this Group: Celia, Guillermina, Alejandrina, Jessica, Felix Fernando, Catalina, Yeni, Roberto, Bryam Javier, Wilfredo, Lourdes*, Alfredo, Roberto, Celia*
* not pictured

Update on Los Perseverantes Group

A group of neighbors and friends for the community bank "Los Perseverantes" (The Persistent), from the Cusco district in the province of Cusco, in the department of Cusco. This community bank is formed of various people that are looking at every moment for opportunities to get ahead, and with their daily effort create a better future for their children.

Celia was born in the city of Cusco and is 54 years old. She is mother and father to her six children. She is a responsible person who works selling basic necessities such as rice, sugar, milk, oil, and other things. She works from 5:00 am until 10:00 pm or until the bread of the day runs out. She has worked in this business for three years and is doing very well. She also has a small restaurant where she makes breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. For this opportunity, she requires a loan in order to purchase merchandise, such as sacks of rice, sugar, boxes of milk, and drums of oil.

The other members work in the following ways: making sweaters, selling vegetables, selling cosmetics and others offer professional services. The members are thankful for the opportunity, and promise to pay their different payments per the established schedule. (The people who appear in the bottom part of the picture arrived late to the meeting).
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Un grupo de vecinos y amigos formaron el banco comunal “Los Perseverantes” del distrito de Cusco de la provincia de Cusco del departamento del Cusco. Este banco comunal está conformado por varias personas que buscan a cada momento las oportunidades para salir adelante y con su esfuerzo diario entregar un mejor futuro a sus hijos.

Celia nació en la ciudad del Cusco y tiene 54 años de edad y es madre y padre para sus 6 hijos, ella es una persona responsable se dedica a la venta de productos de primera necesidad como por ejemplo arroz, azúcar, l eche, aceite y otras cosas más, ella trabaja desde las 5:00 a.m. hasta las 10:00 p.m. o hasta que se termine el pan del día, ella ya tiene 3 años en este negocio y le va muy bien, además ella tiene un pequeño restaurant donde prepara desayunos, almuerzos y cenas, ella en esta oportunidad requiere el préstamo para comprar mercadería como por ejemplo sacos de arroz, sacos de azúcar, cajas de leche y bidones de aceites.

Los demás socios se dedican al negocio de; elaboración de chompas, venta de verduras, venta de cosméticos y otros ofrecen servicios profesionales. Los socios en general agradecen la oportunidad brindada y se comprometen a cumplir con el pago de sus diferentes cuotas en los plazos establecidos. (Las personas que aparecen en la parte inferior de la fotografía llegaron tarde a la reunión).

Previous Loan Details

The members belong to “Los Perserverantes” Communal Bank, located in the district, province, and department of Cusco. Celia is 53 years old, and single with six children. She owns a grocery store and sells staples such as rice, sugar, milk, and oil. She works from 5:00 am until 10:00 pm. She ... More from Los Perseverantes 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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This is a Group Loan

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,316,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Perseverantes Group's $5,225 loan helped a member to buy merchandise such as rice, sugar, milk, and oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Los Perseverantes Group. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2012. Learn More