Total loan: $25,000
Lima, Lima, Peru / Agriculture
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A loan helped to buy palm hearts from smallholder farmers and increase their income.
Cooperativa Apropal's story
This loan may have higher risk but higher impact. Learn more here. Problem: Rural Peruvian farmers in the Amazon jungle lack market access opportunities, resulting in widespread poverty and limited mobility. Solution: Apropal is a palm heart cooperative with over 15 years of history connecting rural farmers to international markets. The cooperative owns and operates a professional processing and packaging facility in the region, including several certifications for international food safety, and a recently obtained organic certification. Loan Use: Apropal will use the working capital loan from Kiva to purchase of raw materials (palm hearts), exclusively from members of the Cooperative. Additionally, they will be able to bring on more active members, raising their level of income in the community.