In the last 3 cycles, this farmer has obtained an average coffee harvest of 5000 pounds of green coffee beans. During the year he creates about 15 temporary jobs in his community. The activity he likes most is when the coffee is harvested, because it is at this time when he creates more work, and he feels that in this way he can help other families in his community.
For this cycle, Lorenzo is asking for a loan that will allow him to buy supplies and cover part of the manual labor that he needs for his coffee maintenance activities. His goal is for his farm to be a model for others because of the management of its coffee crop and its high yields, and he continues to work on it.
La producción de café obtenida por este productor en los últimos 3 ciclos, ha sido en promedio de 50 quintales de café oro. Durante el año genera alrededor de 15 empleos temporales en su comunidad. La actividad que más le gusta es cuando se cosecha el café porque es en este tiempo cuando genera más mano de obra y siente que de esa forma puede ayudar a otras familias de su comunidad.
Para este ciclo, Lorenzo está solicitando un crédito que le permita comprar insumos y cubrir una parte de la mano de obra que necesita para las actividades de mantenimiento del café. Su objetivo es que su finca sea una referencia para otros, por el manejo de su plantación de café y sus altos rendimientos, en lo cual continúa trabajando.
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This loan is part of PAC's effort to help farmers expand their existing crop yields and increase their incomes. Coffee production loans help farmers increase their crop yields by enabling them pay to clean, prune, fertilize, and conserve their fields, deliver water, and replant trees needed to shade coffee plants. Farmers working with PAC also receive technical assistance and commercial services, as well as access to Fair Trade and organic certifications and international markets.
About PACPAC (Association for People in Community Action) is a community development organization in Nicaragua that offers clients loans, technical assistance and access to markets. Founded in 1996, it’s a joint initiative between World Relief Nicaragua and local farmers. PAC believes that increased agricultural production and improved technology can bring economic development to high poverty zones.
Some loans from PAC are disbursed in partial payments over a period of four to six months depending on the needs of the borrower. The borrower will not be charged interest on any funds that have not yet been disbursed. If the borrower decides not to use the entire loan amount, the unused portion will be returned to lenders in the form of a pre-payment.
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