A loan of $725 helped to buy organic fertilizers to maintain his coffee crop.

Valentin's story

Valentin, 53, lives in his own house of rustic materials. He lives with his spouse and his four younger children, 22, 23, 8, and 9, of which the first is in secondary school and the last two are in the primary school of the national college of the District of Pomahuaca. It is a city with a warm climate. The population makes a living in agriculture, especially the cultivation of coffee, corn, and rice, and in commerce in fruits from the transporters who come from the jungle region. It is located in the Province of Jaen, which belongs to the Cajamarca region in the northern mountains of Peru.
He makes a living in agriculture, specifically cultivating rice of the yellow variety located in Patacon village, Pomamarca. With 15 years experience in the field, he has requested a loan from Edpyme Alternativa for 2000 new soles in order to buy organic fertilizers and manure that will provide him with better production for his coffee crop and he will be able to offer it at a better price to his customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Livingston Sutro

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