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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, as well as a treasurer and a secretary. Because of the pandemic, only these three are in the photo.

Paola is 29 years old. She is charismatic, hardworking, and very joyful. She has two small children—ages 4 and 6—who, along with her partner, motivate her to succeed. She makes a living selling food, drinks, and candy. She has a café she is trying to keep in operation. The pandemic has reduced her income, but she has the support of her partner, who is a bricklayer.

Also, she raises hens and grows cacao plants in order to earn a little more income. Her goal is to continue growing and eventually open a restaurant serving “chifa” (Chinese-Peruvian fusion cuisine).

At this time, she is seeking a loan to buy hens and to maintain her plot of cacao in order to continue offering good products to her customers, who will spread the word.

In this group: Erika Mabel, Greace Kely, Luz Diana, Marisol, Liz Noemi, Yudibeth, Doris Milagros, Yoly Janeth, Paola, Lizbeth, Susan, Olga, Itharina, Delicia

This loan is special because it empowers women through community support and financial training.

Crediconfianza Group’s story

According to their Kiva profile:

The communal bank CREDICONFIANZA is a responsible, happy group that is made up of seven women. Tibel is the leader and president. She appears together with the treasurer and secretary. Due to the pandemic only the three of them are in the photo.

Tibel is 37 years old. She has four children, two girls and two boys, who are her and her husband’s inspiration to keep moving forward. Both of them are farmers and grow cacao and seasonal fruits. They also raise pigs. They are very independent and hard workers and take on each challenge responsibly.

Tibel is asking for her loan through Kiva so she can buy tools and fertilizers for her cacao plot. It will allow her to have better yields and satisfy her customers.

Additionally, raising pigs is a second reinforcing source of income. They are fed, raised, and the meat is sold every three months. She has a goal of buying a plot of land and improving every day. At some point she hopes to have a clothing sales business so her daughter can work and have that business.

In this group: Redina Sabina, Nidia, Tibel, Esteher, Mariela, Gloria, Nidia

This loan is special because it empowers women through community support and financial training.

Las Emprendedoras Group’s story

According to their Kiva profile:

The Las Emprendedoras communal bank is a group of various responsible, cheerful, women. In total, there are 9 members, and it is led buy Janeth, who is the president, and the treasurer and secretary. Due to the pandemic, only the three of them are in the photograph.

Janeth is 36 years old. She is an enterprising, hardworking woman who is a fighter. She has two children who are her inspiration for getting ahead. She is a single mother who, despite this, has a lot of strength to reach her goals.

She is asking for a loan through Kiva to invest in buying fertilizer. She wants to improve the yield on her cacao harvests and provide a good product to her customers.

Janeth also raises egg laying hens and grows corn.

In this group: Lezmith Esthela, Leonardo, Evelin, Janeth, Betcy, Betty Melisa, Demostenes, Lucinda, Ivan

This loan is special because it empowers women through community support and financial training.