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Manuel Antonio
Manuel is 60 years old and a native of the community called El Consuelo (The Consolation), located in Pueblo Nuevo (New Town) in the municipality of Esteli. He is married and the father of a family with 8 children, of whom 3 are still in his charge. Manuel is a farmer with 40 years in this activity. Now he plants coffee and raises cattle.

At the age of 15 he began helping his father. Manuel studied only to the 4th grade of primary school because his parents were very poor and he was one of 9 children. They couldn't pay for schooling for all the children, so he had to help his father to work and bring food to his home. At the age of 22, he decided to marry but it was difficult. He had to work twice as hard for 2 months to be able to afford a wedding dress for his wife. Then, his father sold him a small piece of land to work and he made it count, with the help of his wife. Later, he sold this piece of land to buy a larger plot and plant coffee, and also, raise cattle. Thus Manuel and his family have survived until the present. He hopes to sell his coffee directly to buyers in the United States.

Manuel requests a loan to maintain his 4.375 acres of coffee, to pay laborers, and to buy manure. This will help him to keep his harvest in good condition, and obtain a better production of coffee. He intends to buy more land in the future for planting coffee, using a highly technical system that will produce organic coffee. Among his short-term goals is to sow 5.25 acres of beans and 3.5 acres of corn.
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Don Manuel tiene 60 años de edad, es originario de la comunidad llamada El Consuelo localizada en Pueblo Nuevo municipio de Estelí, esta casado, es padre de familia, tiene 8 hijos de los cuales tiene 3 a cargos, el es agricultor, lleva 40 años en esta actividad, hoy en día se dedica a la siembra de café y crianza de ganado. Empezó a la edad de 15 años de edad ayudando a su papa el estudiaba por la mañana y en las tardes laboraba con su papa estudio hasta cuarto grado de primaria debido a que sus padres eran muy pobres además eran 9 hermanos a todos no se les podían pagar la escuela así que tuvo que ayudar a su papa a trabajar y llevar alimento a su hogar. A los 22 años decidió casarse le fue difícil pues tuvo que trabajar el doble de lo usual durante 2 meses para poder comprar el vestido de novia de su esposa. Después su papa le vendió un pedazo de tierra para que la trabajara y así lo hizo conto con el apoyo de sus esposa después vendió ese pedazo de tierra para comprar un terreno mas grande y sembró café y también crio ganado así fueron sobreviviendo hasta el día de hoy el y su familia. El espera comercializar su producto directamente con compradores en Estados Unidos.
El solicito el préstamo para mantenimiento de 2.5 manzana de café, pago de mano de obra, compra de abono. Esto le ayudara a mantener en buenas condiciones su cosecha, obtener un mejor rendimiento en la producción de café. Tiene dentro su planes futuros comprar una mas de tierra para siembra de café con un sistema tecnificado y tener una producción de café orgánico. Dentro de su meta próxima sembrar 3 manzanas de frijol y dos manzanas de maíz.

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  • $3,636
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  • $24,094,725
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Manuel Antonio tO FERTILIZE AND MAINTAIN 4.375 ACRES OF COFFEE TREES.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 7, 2011
Listed
Apr 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2012