A loan of $550 helped to buy fertilizer to maintain his crop.

Santos Yllermo's story

Santos Yllermo is 39 years old and lives with his wife and three minor children in the Pucara district, two hours from the city of Jaen, which is located in the Cajamarca region in the northern mountains of Peru. It is a city with a warm climate where the population works growing fruit, coffee, rice and other things and selling them. They also raise livestock. Santos works in agriculture, growing pineapple, corn and coffee especially, and has been doing this for 8 years. He is requesting a loan of 1,500 nuevos soles to apply pesticides and fertilizers and to pay laborers to harvest his crop. This will help him to ensure a good, healthy crop, and thus have better production and a better quality product, and to avoid having problems selling his product.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lorna Gladman

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