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Partner description:

The Cooperativa Agraria de Productores de Tara del Norte (CAPTN) was founded in 2003 and has since grown its network of small-scale farms into one of the largest producers of tara in all of Peru.

Tara is a small tree native to Peru that provides an excellent source of environmentally-friendly tannins used to manufacture automotive and furniture leathers.

CAPTN provides comprehensive supply chain services to its farming members, including transport, collection, quality control, storage and commercialization of tara. CAPTN also provides organic certification to its farmers, helping them fetch a higher price for their products. In addition, CAPTN concentrates on maintaining native biodiversity and environmental sustainability by providing technical assistance on sustainable harvesting techniques, and organic insecticides and fertilizers.

A unique lending approach:

CAPTN serves small-scale tara farmers who have little access to financial services and are generally unable to command high market prices for their crops on their own. Kiva loans are used to finance the purchase of organic fertilizer and insecticides, as well as allow farmers to diversify their crops by adding aguaymanto, potatoes, cereal and/or corn to their land.

CAPTN supports these high-value crops, because they’re committed to helping their members break the cycle of poverty with financially and environmentally sustainable farming options.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Mar 19, 2015 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $440,500 $1,479,571,325
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $948,425
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 1,063
Amount of Paying Back Loans $139,525 $155,800,850
Number of Paying Back Loans 65 186,288
Amount of Ended Loans $300,975 $1,322,822,050
Number of Ended Loans 163 1,734,688
Delinquency Rate 32.23% 22.08%
Amount in Arrears $40,340 $22,423,253
Outstanding Portfolio $124,341 $101,549,758
Number of Loans Delinquent 26 85,885
Default Rate 0.00% 1.73%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $22,934,863
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 55,816
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.41%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $6,189,639
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.63%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $9,319,500
Number of Refunded Loans 0 8,641

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 49.79% 76.86%
Average Loan Size $1,932 $394
Average Individual Loan Size $1,932 $608
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,777
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $12,000 $5,724
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 16.10% 6.89%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 11.12 days 7.7 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $173.82 $51.23
  Average Loan Term 13.04 months 11.36 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 74 925,405
  Journaling Rate 34.90% 43.38%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.70

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2017 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 10% APR 29.00% PY 26.98% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 0.4% 1.4% -0.41%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 42.00% 12.42%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Mirian Abanto Machuca
Victor Quiroz
Geiser Solano Vargas Coronel