A loan of $1,150 helped to buy fertilizers and other organic products to protect his lemon crop during its consolidation period.


Juan María's story

Juan Maria is a responsible, hardworking person who has previously taken loans from Edpyme Alternativa with Kiva's support. Indeed, he has punctually owned up to his previous commitments with these institutions.

Given that he lives in a rural area with no access to basic services and which can be hard to reach for many other credit providers, the work that Edpyme and Kiva carry out in allowing access to capital for entrepreneurs like Juan Maria is crucial.

He is 36 years old, with four children and living in Northern Peru. Outside his house he has land that he has used to grow lemons and mangos, with the lemon crop being commericalized on a weekly basis. Moreover, he has a small area where he raises poultry to provide additional income for his children. He has dedicated more than 12 years of his life to these activities and has developed strong expertize in this field. Hence, he is now looking to take a loan in order to buy fertilizers and other organic products to protect his lemon crop during its consolidation period.


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