A loan of $1,450 helped to buy acid lemons to sell in the markets.


Luis's story

Luis is 47 and lives with his two children in La Matanza district, which is two hours from Morropon city in the Piura region on the northern coast of Peru. Its population works in small animal commerce, agriculture and stock-breeding.

Luis has been selling acid lemons for 7 years. He sells the lemons in the restaurants of his district and is well known in the area for his work. He is asking for a loan of 4,000 nuevos soles [PEN] in order to buy a large number of lemons to sell in the markets of Chiclayo, and in this way to improve his family's income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sharon Rees



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