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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 Yona’s Kiva profile:

A loan of $750 helps to purchase fertilizer for her potato crop in order to have a more productive harvest.

Sulma is a hard-working, 29-year-old woman. She lives with her partner and her child in the town of Izcuchaca, which is located in Huancavelica. She earns a living working in the fields. She grows potatoes on her farm land, which she has been preparing with compost.

She is requesting the microloan to be able to purchase fertilizer for her potato crop in order to have a more productive harvest. In the future, Sulma hopes to invest her profits in expanding her crops and in providing her child with a good education so that he manages to become a professional and a person with good values.

This loan is special because it expands access to financial services for rural clients.

Edinson Paul

A loan of $1,175 helps to weed and prune Edinson Paul’s coffee plot, and to buy compost. According to his Kiva profile:

Edinson, 23, lives in the village of El Valor, Tabaconas, San Ignacio, Peru, where he makes a living growing organic coffee.

Edinson will invest the loan into weeding and pruning his coffee plantation, and buying compost, which will increase and improve his production for the next growing season. This will generate income that will allow him to continue with his professional studies.

This loan is special because it supports lucrative and sustainable livelihoods for organic farmers.

Manuel

A loan of $450 helps to weed Manuel’s cocoa crop. According to his Kiva profile:

Manuel, 37, lives with his partner and their 3 children in the indigenous community of Mishquiyaquillo, Lamas, Peru. He has been growing cocoa for eight years on 2 hectares of land.

Manuel will invest the loan into weeding his cocoa crop, with the intention of increasing and improving the quality of his production. This is his fourth loan with Norandino, and he is demonstrating responsibility in hoping to improve his land. With his earnings, he will pay family expenses, provide his children with an education, and meet all their needs.

This loan is special because it supports lucrative and sustainable livelihoods for organic farmers.

Manuel Jesus

A loan of $900 helps to weed, prune, and buy compost for Manuel Jesus’s parcel of coffee. According to his Kiva profile:

Manuel, age 58, lives in the hamlet of Los Lirios, San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru. He has been raising coffee there for a number of years.

Manuel will invest his loan in weeding, pruning, and buying organic compost, assuring and improving the quality of his coffee plantation for the next coffee season.

With his future income, he will expand his business more and improve his standard of living.

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.