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Jesus
Jesús, 65 years old, is originally from Ocotolillo, in the municipaltiy of Yali in the department of Jinotega. He is the father of 7 children, and works as a farmer. He plants coffee and basic grains. Due to his poverty, he didn't learn to read or write during his childhood, as he had to work from a very young age. Nevertheless, today he attends the adult learning center for older adults where they teach them to read and write.

He began planting thanks to an uncle who taught him the trade, since he had a difficult infancy and was abandoned by his father when he was young, leaving his mother alone to raise him and his brothers. At the age of 8 he helped his uncle with piling up the corn and herding cattle. He worked with his uncle for 25 years, and for this he had given him 3 meters of land to plant beans and corn. At the age of 12, he saved his money and was able to buy 16 meters of land himself. He sold it to buy a different plot of land located in Ocotolillo. He married at the age of 30 when he already had his own farm, where he raised his children and sent them to school as long as he was able.

He asks for a loan to be able to maintain his coffee farm, including activities like filling bags, regulating planting, and manure. His future plans include improving the condition of the farm, renovating the old coffee in order to get a better yield from the harvest, and improving the quality of the coffee. His main goal is to increase the amount of land his has from 8 to 10 meters, since this way he will be able to plant more and increase his income, and at the same time improve his family's quality of life and give them financial stability.
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Jesús, de 65 años de edad , es originario de el Ocotolillo,Yali municipio del departamento de Jinotega , es padre de familia de 7 hijos , de oficio agricultor , se dedica a la siembra de café y granos básicos, debido a su pobreza no pudo aprender a leer ni escribir durante su niñez, ya que tuvo que trabajar desde muy temprana edad , pero sin embargo hoy en día ha asistido a centro de enseñanzas para adulto mayores donde les enseñan a leer y a escribir . Inicio en el área de la siembra gracias a un tío que le enseño este oficio, pues tuvo una infancia difícil, su padre lo abandono cuando era un niño dejando a su madre sola con la crianza de el y sus hermanos. A la edad de 8años ayudaba a su tío en las labores de arpillado de maíz, arriar ganado. Trabajo con su tío unos 25 años para ese entonces le había dado unos 3metros de terreno en arriendo para que sembrara frijol y maíz. A los doce año ahorro su dinero y pudo comprar su propio terreno de 16 metros, el mismo lo vendió para poder adquirir otro terreno ubicado en el Ocotolillo. Se caso a la edad de 30 años cuando tenía su finca propia donde ha criado a sus hijos dándole estudio hasta donde ha podido.
Solicita el préstamo para poder dar mantenimiento a su finca de café y actividades de la misma como llenado de bolsas, regulación de siembra y abono. Dentro de sus planes futuros esta mejorar las condiciones de la finca, renovación del café viejo, para poder levantar el rendimiento de la cosecha y mejorar la calidad del café. Su principal meta es la ampliación de terreno de su finca de 8 metros a 10 metros, pues de esta manera podrá sembrar más y mejorar sus ingresos y al mismo tiempo darle una mejor calidad de vida a su familia y estabilidad económica.

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  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 65
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  • $23,480,375
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jesus maintain the coffee farm, regulate planting and buy manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 11, 2011
Listed
Mar 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012