A loan of $2,050 helped to buy fertilizers and foliar plant food for his coffee farm.

Nelson José's story

Nelson is 31 years old and lives in a rural community in Nicaragua with his companion and their two children (ages 3 and 5). His farm consists of 10 plots on which he grows corn, beans, and coffee. Six of those plots are used for growing coffee. During the past two crop cycles, he has harvested an average of 250 quintals (1 quintal = 46 kg) of coffee in parchment. Pests, diseases, and falling coffee prices are the main challenges of growing coffee for this small entrepreneur. To deal with the pests and diseases, he decided to get more technical training, which is why he relies on the support of the technical team from the Association for People in Community Action (PAC). The impact of falling prices has diminished since he is able to produce more. However, this requires a greater investment of effort and resources.

For this reason, Nelson is requesting a loan in order to buy fertilizers and foliar plant food that he needs for his coffee farm. His goal is to increase his coffee plantings, obtain a larger yield, and increase the income from his efforts.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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