A loan of $375 helped purchase of fertilizers and pesticides to upkeep his mango and lemon crops.

Santos Manuel's story

Santos is 51 years old, married, and lives with his 3 children in Colera, a district of Tambogrando which is an agricultural district known for producing primarily fruits for export. It is part of the Piura providence located within the region of the same name which is more than 3 hours from Chiclayo, the capital of the Lambayeque region.

He performs agricultural labor. He has some land where he has planted mangos and lemons, the lemons are currently in production. Harvested fruits are sold to area processing plants, activities that he depends on to maintain his household. He has always given the best of himself to uphold his business.

Santos would like to purchase fertilizers and pesticides which will allow him to upkeep his crops and gurantee himself a good harvest. To achieve his objective he has requested for the first time, a loan of 1000 PEN ($375 USD) to Edpyme Alternativa.

Santos is the father of a hard working family who are dedicated to helping their own. He longs to be able to offer his family a better quality of life. People who know him in the area where he lives have great respect and trust towards him.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gustavo Gutierrez

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