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Facilitating Microleasing in Peru For small rural producers of quinoa and dairy products

The pro­ject has the ob­jec­tive to pre­pare and test Mi­croleas­ing in Peru´s mi­cro­fi­nance sys­tem in order to grant ac­cess to pro­duc­tive as­sets to small rural pro­duc­ers. As the first pilot mi­croleas­ing ini­tia­tive in Peru, the pro­ject will pro­vide replic­a­ble pro­fes­sional con­di­tions in the tar­geted mi­cro­fi­nance in­sti­tu­tions (Saving and Credit Cooperatives - SAC­COs) to fos­ter a scaled up in­ter­ven­tion in a next phase through its Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Saving and Credit Cooperatives of Peru (FE­NACREP).

The pilot will in­crease the ac­cess of small rural pro­duc­ers of the quinoa and dairy products value chain to as­sets and tools that will in­crease their pro­duc­tiv­ity. After a suc­cess­ful pilot it is ex­pected that FE­NACREP will, with sup­port of Swiss­con­tact, ex­pand the pro­ject to other agri­cul­tural sec­tors and re­gions in Peru.

Results

  • 100% of the sales force (analysts and promoters) of the Cabanillas Mañazo cooperative are trained in microleasing and the evaluation of loans and risks.
  • 10 local trainers are trained in financial training and cooperatives for rural producers.
  • 1293 rural producers (40% men and 60% women) were trained in cooperative and financial training topics in 38 local workshops.
  • 11 suppliers of means of production have signed agreements with savings and credit cooperatives to offer means of production on more favourable terms to rural producers who are microleasing customers.
  • A USD 100,000 microlease facility was provided by the Peru Opportunity Fund.
  • 97 producers have received microleasing, 69 of them for inputs in the quinoa value chain and dairy products.

Project countries

  • Peru

Project duration

2015 - 2016

Funding

  • Swisscontact
  • Peru Opportunity Fund
  • SCBF
  • Technical Assistance Facility Swisscontact North America

Working area

Finance

Swisscontact
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
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CH-8005 Zurich

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