A loan of $550 helped to buy a motorized distiller.

Juan's story

Juan, age 60, lives in the Yapana village in the Callayuc district. The community has a warm climate, and the people are serene. They devote themselves to agriculture, commerce, and livestock. This community is in the Cutervo province in the Cajamarca region in the northern highlands of Peru.

Juan distills ‘aguardiente’ [an alcoholic beverage]. He has been engaged in this business activity for 13 years.

He has requested a loan from Edpyme Alternativa for 1,500 soles to buy a motorized distiller. This way he will mill more and manage to distill a greater quantity of aquardiente. This way he will generate greater income, increase his profits, and also be able to improve his quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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