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Westfall Humberto
Westfall is 33 years old, married, and has a 2 year-old son. He was born in Pueblo Nuevo, in Estelí municipality. Westfall studied business administration but he works growing vegetables. He started his business 7 years ago when he was 25, at first growing tomatoes over one 'manzana' (just over 1.5 acres) of land. Half of the money he used for this was his own and the rest was from a loan. Westfall used to be an elementary school English and gym teacher but then he started growing crops full time. He also grows sweet peppers.

These days, Westfall owns 5 'manzanas' (just over 8 acres) of land and has 3 workers who help him. His dad and brother also help him in his business. In addition, he has a small sales location where he sells agricultural supplies. It isn't very well stocked but it helps him to support himself. He distributes his products in Sebaco and the city of Estelí.

Westfall requested this loan to buy soluble manure which he will use on his tomato crop. With this investment, he hopes to harvest 2,500 small crates of tomatoes which will make him good profits and satisfy the demand of his buyers (he exports his produce to Managua, Salvador and Honduras). He also hopes to improve his yield.

Some of Westfall's future plans are to buy a work truck, to do better maintenance work on his tractor and to buy another 'manzana' of land so that he can expand his crop. He also plans to make use of technology and use a better irrigation system.
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Westfall, de 33 años de edad, nació en Pueblo Nuevo municipio de Estelí, es casado, tiene un hijo de dos años de edad, estudio administración de empresa, pero dedica a las labores de siembra de hortalizas.
Inicio con esta actividad hace 7 años cuando tenia 25 años de edad comenzó sembrando una manzana de tomate lo hizo a medias financiado con fondos propios y un préstamo. Antes era profesor de ingles y deportes para niños de primaria, pero después dedico de lleno a la siembra, también cultivo chiltoma. Hoy en día tiene 5 manzanas de tierra propias tiene 3 trabajadores que le ayudan. En este negocio cuenta con la ayuda de su papa y hermano. Además tiene una venta de insumos agrícolas pequeña no esta muy surtida pero le ayuda a mantenerse, distribuye sus productos en Sebaco y la ciudad de Estelí.
Solicito el crédito para la compra de abonos solubles que se utilizan en la siembra de tomates. Con esta inversión espera sacar 2,500 cajillas de tomates que le generaran buenas ganancias, satisfacer la demanda de sus compradores ya que el exporta su producto a Managua, Salvador, Honduras, mejorar el rendimiento de sus cultivos.
Dentro de sus planes futuros esta poder comprar una camioneta de trabajo, darle mejor mantenimiento a su tractor y como meta comprar otra manzana de tierra para ampliar su cultivo, trabajando de manera tecnificada con un mejor sistema de riego.

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  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 90
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  • $24,741,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Westfall Humberto to buy soluble manure for his tomato crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 12, 2011
Listed
Mar 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2011