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Cajamarca guinea-pig farmer Santos Edis

Peruvian Naturals has donated this month’s earnings pledge to coffee farmer Santos Edis in Cajamarca. According to his Kiva profile:

Santos Edis’s story

Santos Edis is 31 years old. He is single and is an agricultural technician by profession. Santos is a responsible, hard-working, and enterprising person.

The loan will be used to purchase alfalfa seed and organic fertilizers in order to increase the grazing area for raising cattle and to raise guinea pigs. He has five years in this business. His dreams are to improve his income and his family’s living conditions. What he likes most about his business is producing more and earning money to help his family.

A loan of $2,500 helps to purchase organic fertilizers and alfalfa seed.

This loan is special because it helps farmers diversify their sources of income and better provide for their families.

See more about Peruvian Naturals philanthropy at www.kiva.org/lender/peruviannaturals. All loan recipients’ repayments are re-loaned in addition to the 3 percent earnings pledge.

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