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Hugo Alejandro
Hugo, age 44, is originally from the community of La Pita in the town of Estelí in Miraflor region. He is married and has six children. Hugo has been growing vegetables for 25 years. He comes from humble origins, so he had few opportunities to continue studying due to a lack of resources. Hugo was only able to achieve a third grade education. He started growing his own crops under the relentless heat of the sun and has been doing this every day for twelve years. When he turned 16, Hugo planted potatoes and used his earnings to invest in the purchase of a cow. He continued to grow vegetables until he was able to buy his own land.


Hugo got married when he was 17. Of all his children, two are in their first year of college. There are others who are in their third year of high school and must walk one hour to get to their classes. Another child helps with planting and has passed elementary school.


Hugo grows cabbages, onions, potatoes, and tomatoes. He is requesting a loan to buy supplies, fertilizers, compost, and pay for labor to continue with the cultivation of his crops to promote output and quality. With this harvest, he hopes to expand the size of his farm so that he can pay his expenses with the revenue he generates. His goals include seeing his children earn their university degrees, achieving self-sustainability, and developing new crops of potatoes and cabbages.

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Hugo , de 44 años de edad, es originario de la comunidad la pita de la comarca Miraflor municipio de Estelí , es casado ,tiene 6 hijos , de oficio agricultor , en el cual lleva 25 años trabajando con el cultivo de hortalizas. Debido a su procedencia humilde la oportunidad de estudiar eran escasas pues no tenía recursos para poder seguir estudiando así que solo llego hasta el tercer grado de primaria. Inicio a sembrar con esfuerzos propios trabajando bajo un sol incesante todos los días desde los doce años. Al cumplir 16 años sembró media manzana de papa de la cual obtuvo una ganancia que la invirtió en comprar una vaca. Luego siguió con la siembra de hortalizas con la cual pudo comprar su propio terreno fruto de la venta de su siembra. Se caso a los 17 años , de todos sus hijos 2 de ellos están en primer año de la universidad, otros están en tercer año de la secundaria donde ellos caminan 1 hora para poder llegar a la escuela y otro que le ayuda a sembrar pero con la primaria aprobada. El siembra repollo, cebolla, papa, tomate.
Solicita el crédito para poder comprar insumos, fertilizantes, abono y pago de mano de obra para saca adelante su cultivo, para garantizar rendimiento y calidad. Con esta cosecha el espera lograr ampliar su área de terreno y poder pagar los gastos que genere el producir esta cosecha.
Tiene como meta que sus hijos logren tener una carrera universitaria, lograr auto sostenibilidad y desarrollar nuevos proyectos de siembra de papa, repollo.

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  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 132
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  • $24,558,975
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Hugo Alejandro purchase farming supplies, fertilizers, and compost.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 25, 2011
Listed
Mar 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011