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Mercedes is 62 years old. He lives in a district called Buenos Aires, in a community dedicated to agriculture and commerce. This district is located an hour from Morropon, which belongs to the Piura region along the northern coast of Peru.

Along with his family, Mercedes works cultivating and selling rice. He is asking for a 4,000 Soles loan in order to pay day laborers who will help him harvest his crops.
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Mercedes tiene 62 años de edad, vive en el distrito de Buenos Aires, donde su población se dedica a la agricultura, comercio, a una hora de Morropon, que pertenece a la Región Piura, costa norte del Perú.

Junto a su familia, se dedican al cultivo y venta de arroz, Mercedes ha solicitado un préstamo de 4 000 nuevos soles para pagar a jornaleros que le ayuden en la cosecha de su producto.

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More information about this loan

This product was created to assist Edpyme Alternativa to expand their reach into rural areas of Northern Peru in order to attend more underserved populations. Kiva funding allows the institution to access the Northern areas of the Piura, Lambayeque, and Cajamarca regions, which are generally too costly to serve and therefore less attended by financial institutions.  


About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,459,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Mercedes to pay agricultural day laborers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2013
Nov 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014