A loan of $900 helped to buy spare parts for his still to allow better distillation.

Mesias's story

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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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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