A loan of $575 helped to purchase fertilizers and to maintain his lemon crop.

Javier's story

Javier, 34 years old, is a family man. He lives with his wife and children in one of the villages in the rural part of the agricultural district of Tambogrande in the Piura region. His house currently has only electricity.

For some years, he has raised and sold sheep and poultry. His pens are in the outside part of his house and are suitable and spacious. Javier feeds his animals balanced feed so that they will reach an optimum size and he will be able to offer them at better prices. The earnings he obtains cover the daily expenses of his family. Additionally, Javier has a hectare of land (inheritance from his father) on which he grows lemons to sell in the markets in his area.

Javier has requested a loan from Edpyme Alternativa for 1500 nuevos soles in order to purchase fertilizers, with which he can obtain a good harvest and thus earn more income. Javier is a hard-working and responsible person who longs for his family to overcome. He has already had a loan with Kiva, and he is quite grateful to the people who supported him at that time.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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