Total loan: $5,450

San Juan De Comumpiari Group

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San Francisco, Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, Peru / Agriculture

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A loan helped to pay the expense of maintaining her cacao crops.

San Juan De Comumpiari Group's story

Ruth is 23 years old and has a five-year-old child. She is a single mother since her circumstances in life led to a separation from her partner. Ruth decided to move forward with her child. Three years ago, she started working in agriculture by producing and harvesting cacao and barbasco [a plant that produces a poison commonly used by indigenous people for fishing].

Her challenge has always been to cultivate varied and diversified products from the area. At the moment, she is requesting a Kiva loan to invest in and strengthen her cacao production. By maintaining her crops, her harvest will result in better products that will satisfy her customers.

Her second job is working as a laborer on other farms. Her reason for doing this is to improve her income so that she can invest in her daughter’s education. According to her words, Ruth considers herself to be a hardworking and honorable person. She also serves as the president of the Communal Bank “San Juan de Comumpiari”, which consists of 14 members.

The photo shows the group’s Board of Directors, which includes the president, the treasurer, and the secretary.