A loan of $725 helped to buy fertilizers for his lime grove and to finance planting half a hectare of corn.

Santiago Alberto's story

Santiago is a 49-year-old man who supports a wife and daughter. They live in the rural settlement of San Martin in Tambogrande-Piura district, where basic services are lacking.

Santiago has been a farmer for 7 years and he owns 1 hectare of farmland on which he has planted limes, which he harvests weekly. To complement the earnings of his harvest, Santiago raises cattle, providing milk for the municipality of Tambogrande.

Santiago has approached Edpyme Alternative for a loan of 2,000 new sols, to be used to buy fertilizers for his lime grove and to plant half a hectare of corn. This will permit Santiago to cover the necessary costs for his family to live adequately.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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