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Melquiades is a 32-year-old married man with 4 children living in the rural area of Tambogrande in Northern Peru. His main activity is raising pigs, cows and poultry. He also has a hectare of land dedicated to his lemon crop. Over the last 8 years, Melquiades has developed an expertise in these areas of agriculture and has started applying rudimentary technology to help him improve the quality of his products.

Part of his advancement and success has been made possible thanks to previous loans with Edpyme Alternativa. He is now requesting a loan to invest specifically in his lemon crop. Melquiades would like to increase the yield, quality and profitability of his lemon crop in order to improve the welfare of his family.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 87
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,784,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Melquiades to buy products to improve the yield and quality of his lemon crop thereby making him a more competitive farmer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 1, 2013