Philanthropy

News about charity in Peru and profiles of the recipients of Peruvian Naturals donations to support small-scale agriculture in rural Peru.

Peruvian Naturals Supports Agricultural Producers of Cassava, Cacao

Peruvian Naturals has donated our earnings pledge for the second quarter of 2022 to two agricultural co-ops in rural Peru. Pueblo Libre Group’s story   According to their Kiva Profile: The communal bank “Pueblo Libre” is a responsible and happy group formed by 10 members. They are in their fourth loan cycle. They are led …

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Peruvian Naturals Supports Small Businesses in Q1

Peruvian Naturals has donated our earnings pledge for the first quarter of 2022 to three individual-administered agricultural entrepreneurship in rural Peru. Los Trabajadores Group’s story According to their Kiva Profile: The communal bank “Pueblo Libre” is a responsible and happy group formed by 10 members. They are in their fourth loan cycle. They are led …

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Peruvian Naturals supports agricultural and adjacent entrepreneurs in rural Peru

Peruvian Naturals has donated our earnings pledge for the fourth quarter of 2021 to three agricultural and adjacent entrepreneurs in rural Peru. Financiera San Antonio Group According to their Kiva profile: The ACPD [Pro-Development Communal Association] Financiera San Antonio is a group that is made up of eight members and is led by Delicia, the …

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Peruvian Naturals supports three women’s collectives in rural Peru

Peruvian Naturals has donated our earnings pledge for the second quarter of 2021 to three women-administered agricultural collectives in rural Peru. Las Flores De Catute Group’s story According to their Kiva profile: The Las Flores de Catute communal bank is a responsible, joyful group of 14 women. The group is led by Paola, the president, …

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Peruvian Naturals supports farmers in Ucayali and San Martin

Peruvian Naturals has donated our earnings pledge for the first quarter of 2021 to an agricultural collective in Ucayali and San Martin. This is our first time supporting the Ucayali region, so we are excited. Many of the herbs from the Amazon rainforest are harvested in the Ucayali region, in particular Cat’s Claw, Camu Camu …

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Peruvian Naturals supports farm collective in Bolivia

In a departure from our standard practice, Peruvian Naturals has donated our earnings pledge for the fourth quarter of 2020 to an agricultural collective in Punata, Bolivia. Our standard practice is to donate our earnings pledge to farmers in Peru. But for some reason likely to do with the pandemic, there are no Kiva borrowers …

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Peruvian Naturals supports four farmers in Cajamarca and San Martin

Peruvian Naturals has donated our earnings pledge for the third quarter of 2020 to four different farmers of cacao and other crops in the Cajamarca and San Martin departments of Peru. Elder According to his Kiva profile: Elder, 29, has lived with his wife and two young children in native community of Mushu Puru Puru, …

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Peruvian Naturals supports farmers in Arequipa, Ucayali and San Martin

Peruvian Naturals has donated our earnings pledge for the second quarter of 2020 to various farmers of cattle, rice and cacao in the Arequipa, Ucayali and San Martin departments of Peru. Carmen Rosa According to her Kiva profile: Carmen is a 40-year-old working woman. She lives in the town of Polobaya Chico, which is located …

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Peruvian Naturals supports Buena Vista Group in Cusco

Peruvian Naturals has donated this quarter’s earnings pledge to a collective of farmers in the La Convencion province of Cusco, Peru. Buena Vista Group According to their Kiva profile, the members belong to the “Buena Vista” community bank. This bank is located in the Huayopata district belonging to the La Convención province and Cusco department. …

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Peruvian Naturals supports farmers in Cajamarca, Huancavelica and San Martin

Peruvian Naturals has donated this quarter’s earnings pledge to various farmers of coffee, cacao and potato in the Cajamarca, Huancavelica and San Martin departments of Peru. Sulma Yona We jumped on this opportunity because we haven’t come across borrowers in Huancavelica, which is the most impoverished region according to Peru’s census data. According to Sulma …

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Cocoa-growing collective, Cocopampa Group

Peruvian Naturals has donated this quarter’s earnings pledge to cacao farming collective Cocopampa Group in and around the Kimbiri district on the border of the Cusco and Ayacucho departments of Peru. According to their Kiva profile: The group Cocopampa is in its 7th loan cycle. It is formed by 11 members and its leader is …

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Cacao-farming collective, Villa Quintiarina Group

Peruvian Naturals has donated this month’s AND last month’s earnings pledges to cacao farming collective Villa Quintiarina Group in and around the Kimbiri district on the border of the Cusco and Ayacucho departments of Peru. According to their Kiva profile: Aquiles, 51 years old, has 4 children and for 22 years has worked growing cacao. …

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Cacao farmer Evarista

Peruvian Naturals has donated this month’s AND last month’s earnings pledges to cacao farmer Evarista in San Martin department of Peru. According to Rosa Elena’s Kiva profile: Evarista’s story Evarista is 32 years old, married and lives with her 4 children. She’s a hardworking and responsible person, who wishes to continue improving. Over 6 years ago …

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Piura cattle farmer Rosa Elena

Peruvian Naturals has donated this month’s AND last month’s earnings pledge to cattle, goat and sheep farmer Rosa Elena in the Tambo Grande district of Piura. Peruvian Naturals is a family business and we took a long Christmas vacation this year, so we didn’t get around to meeting our pledge last January. This is our …

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Coffee farmer Valerio

Peruvian Naturals has donated this month’s earnings pledge to coffee farmer Valerio in the Pimpingos district of Cajamarca. According to her Kiva profile: Valerio’s story Valerio is 47 years old. He is a single father. He lives in his own home which made of rustic materials with his children in the Pimpingos district in the province …

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Cajamarca coffee farmer Nohemy

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’s story 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 …

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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 …

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