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Felix  Pedro
Felix, age 60, is from the community of La Rica, located in the Jinotega department. He has seven children and makes his living growing coffee. Felix has been in this business for over 40 years; he started when, at the age of 18, he first sowed his own crops on a plot that his father had left him.

With time, Felix sold that land in order to purchase additional plots for cultivation. He sowed coffee and with the profits from the harvest acquired additional land where he sowed staple grains. This is how, through the years, Felix and has family survived even though he only finished first year of primary school -- he was not able to study because of the poverty in which his parents lived, but he did learn well the craft of being a good farmer.

Felix is seeking a loan in order to do the necessary maintenance work on his coffee farm, to pay labor costs, and to purchase supplies. With the help of this investment, he expects to able to collect a high-quality harvest which will allow him to sell the entire crop at good prices; he would also like to sell the crop to a direct buyer so that he does not have to use an intermediary. In addition, he wants to help his children to buy a couple of pieces of furniture. In the future, Felix wants to increase the size of his coffee fields. His next goal is to sow corn and beans.
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Don Félix , tiene 60 años de edad , es originario de la comunidad La Rica, localizada en el departamento de Jinotega , es padre de 7 hijos , el se dedica a la siembra de café ,lleva 40 años realizando esta actividad. El inicio a la edad de 18 años sembró sus propios cultivos, en un terreno que su papa le dejo , con el tiempo el vendió esas tierras para comprar mas terrenos para cultivar ,sembró café y con las ganancias obtenidas compro mas terreno , sembró granos básicos y es así que a lo largo de estos años ha venido sobreviviendo el y su familia a pesar de que el solo logro estudiar hasta primer grado de primaria por sus condiciones de pobreza en la que sus padres vivian , no pudo seguir estudiando mas pero si aprendió bien el oficio de agricultor.
Solicito el préstamo para darle mantenimiento a su finca de café, para pago de mano obra directa, compra de insumos. Con esta inversión espera sacar una cosecha de calidad, que le permita vender toda su producción futura a buen precio, pues le gustaría venderlo el directamente sin usar intermediario, también ayudar a sus hijos y comprar unos muebles para su casa. En lo futuro le gustaría aumentar su plantación de café. Su próxima meta es sembrar el maíz y frijol.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Felix Pedro to maintain a coffee farm, to pay labor costs, to purchase supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 29, 2011
Listed
Apr 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012