Edilberto is 38 years old and lives with his wife and two young children in Caserío Santa Fe, a community of coffee growers in the upper area of Jaén, Peru. He is requesting a loan to invest in his coffee plantation as well as to buy a weed-whacker, which will decrease his spending on workers to do weeding. He is putting forth effort and dedication to educate his children, who he hopes become professionals.
Edilberto has been a member of Norandino since 2012, and he is thankful for his previous loans which have helped him in maintaining his coffee plantation, educating his children, and growing his coffee planting business. He is aware that by being responsible, he will have access to more opportunities to improve living conditions in his household.
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About Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Norandino:
COOPAC Norandino is a rural savings and credit cooperative that supports Fairtrade, certified organic farmers who have limited financial resources and market access. Loans funded on Kiva help COOPAC Norandino to continue growing its organic coffee and cacao portfolio and to fund a new loan product for members to develop rural microenterprises to smooth and diversify producer household income.