Purple-corn farmer in Arequipa, Saturnino Epifanio

Peruvian Naturals has donated this month’s earnings pledge to Saturnino Epifanio, a purple corn farmer in Arequipa. According to his Kiva profile:

Saturnino Epifanio’s story

Saturnino is a hardworking 61 year old man. He lives with his spouse in the locality of Chicalle, located in Arequipa. He works in agriculture, growing corn on his farmland, which he has prepared with fertilizer. He is asking for the micro-loan to grow purple corn on his land so that he can have a more productive harvest. In the future, Saturnino hopes to invest his profits in expanding his crops. He also works very hard to improve his home, providing more conveniences for his spouse.

A loan of $1,550 helps to grow purple corn on his land to have a more productive harvest.

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

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