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Faustino is 56 years old and he lives with his wife and children in the district of San Felipe, a warm area located in the Cajamarca Region, a mountain chain in the north of Peru. The population of San Felipe makes a living from agriculture, especially from growing fruit trees and rice, and from cattle raising and commerce.

Faustino grows and sells limes. He has approximately 2 acres of land planted with lime trees, which he harvests once a month. He sells the fruits in his farmhouse to wholesalers, who then sell them in other towns.

He is asking for a loan of 3000 nuevos soles to pay for the labor costs of maintenance and to buy fertilizer for his lime trees. With this, he hopes to generate higher income for his family.
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Faustino tiene 56 años de edad, vive junto a su esposa e hijos en el distrito de San Felipe, una comunidad de clima cálido, su población se dedica a la agricultura, especialmente al cultivo de frutales y arroz, comercio y ganadería, ubicada en la Provincia de Jaén que pertenece a la Región Cajamarca, sierra norte del Perú.

El se dedica al cultivo y venta de lima, cuenta con fincas de lima un aproximado de 02 ha de finca frutera, lo cosecha de manera mensual el cual lo vende en su caserío a los comerciantes de frutas quienes la llevan a comercializar a otras ciudades, ha solicitado un préstamo de 3 000 nuevos soles para el pago de mano de obra por mantenimiento y compra de abonos para el cultivo de lima y de esta manera generar mayores ingresos para su familia.

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This product was created to assist Edpyme Alternativa to expand their reach into rural areas of Northern Peru in order to attend more underserved populations. Kiva funding allows the institution to access the Northern areas of the Piura, Lambayeque, and Cajamarca regions, which are generally too costly to serve and therefore less attended by financial institutions.  


About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 89
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,005,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Faustino to pay for the labor costs of maintenance and buy fertilizer for his lime plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015