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Mesias is 26 years old and lives with his wife and children in Callayuc district, located in the Province of Cutervo part of Cajamarca Region in the North Andes of Peru. The people in this community work in agriculture, commerce and raising livestock.

Mesias work distilling aguardiente, a traditional drink in the mountains of Peru, which is used on festival days as an antiseptic. He has requested a loan of 2,500 PEN to buy spare parts for his still and in this way offer a greater quantity to his customers.
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Mesias tiene 26 años de edad, vive junto a su esposa e hijos en el distrito de Callayuc, una comunidad que se dedica a la agricultura, comercio y ganadería, ubicada en la Provincia de Cutervo que pertenece a la Región Cajamarca, sierra norte del Perú.

El se dedica a la destilación de aguardiente, una bebida tradicional de la sierra del Perú que se utiliza en días festivos, como antiséptico, ha solicitado un préstamo de 2 500 nuevos soles para comprar repuestos para su trapiche que le permita una mejor destilación y de esta manera ofrecer mayor cantidad a sus clientes.

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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
  • $64,464,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Mesias to buy spare parts for his still to allow better distillation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2014
Apr 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015