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Sep 8, 2016 6:35 PM ET

Archived: Peru: Edilberto – A loan of $750 helps to buy fertilizers for his coffee plantation, to weed and prune the same, and to invest in a weed whacker.

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 8, 2016


Santa Fe, Peru / Farm Supplies
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Edilberto’s story

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. 

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Shah View original language description 

This loan is special because:

It supports lucrative and sustainable livelihoods for organic farmers. 

Kiva staff 

More about this loan

This loan helps smallholder coffee, cacao, and banana farmers in the Peruvian Andes with the upfront costs of organic and Fair Trade farming practices, such as tutoring, organic composting and other inputs. By supporting this loan, you help more farmers access capital at below-market cost and enable them to produce organic products sold for a Fair Trade price premium to international markets.

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.

A loan of $750 helps to buy fertilizers for his coffee plantation, to weed and prune the same, and to invest in a weed whacker.

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