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Total loan: $6,275

Solidarios De San Agustin Group

, , Peru / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase soil amendments and invest in her cacao plot, with the goal of getting a better-quality product.

Solidarios De San Agustin Group's story

Hemer is the treasurer of the Solidarios de San Agustin group, currently it is in its 7th loan cycle. They got their fifth loan from Kiva last year. Hemer, after the sixth cycle, decided to step aside because she and her whole family went to live in the city. Her daughter needed to go to an academy to enter the university.

In March, Hemer and her family returned to the province to continue working and saving up money. With her extra income, and the support of the first disbursement with Kiva, she was able to purchase chickens to raise and later sell. Currently, she returned to the Solidarios de San Agustin group and is the treasurer.

Hemer has always worked growing cacao and cube, which is also known as barbasco (it is a plant which fights pests). Both products are harvests and are later sold. Hemer's spouse works on projects such as installing sewers and doing work on plots of land (weeding, pruning, and other tasks).

Hemer asks for her loan to maintain her cacao crop, to purchase soil amendments and pay for weeding. She seeks to get a better yield and have quality cacao, to offer better service to her customers.

Her greatest dream is to have land in the city, so to improve her quality of life and that of her three daughters and her spouse. They want to continue investing to get more earnings and so their daughters can realize their dreams.