Peruvian Naturals has donated this month’s earnings pledge to coffee farmer Nohemy in San Antonio de la Balsa-San Ignacio area of Cajamarca. According to her Kiva profile:
Nohemy lives in the hamlet of San Antonio de la Balsa, a community of coffee plantations a half-hour from San Ignacio, Perú.
Nohemy, 31 years old, lives in her parents’ house with her two minor children. She maintains her own parcel of 2.00 hectares of excellent-quality coffee. Since she was a child, her parents taught her agricultural work.
She has dreams of expanding her coffee production, earning more income for her family unit in order to give an education to her minor children.
A loan to Nohemy will give her the opportunity to improve her business, increase her production through the addition of compost, and improve the quality of coffee in order to earn better prices.
A loan of $1,050 helps to buy compost destined for her coffee plantation.
This loan is special because it supports lucrative and sustainable livelihoods for organic farmers.
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.