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Juan Pablo
Juan Pablo is a small-scale coffee producer from northern Nicaragua. His farm covers an area of 24.5 hectares, and of these 2.1 are for coffee. He has 4 children, who are all involved in agriculture. His average production over the last three years has been 50 hundredweight of certified coffee, which has meant a 20% improvement through proper management of his plantations. He is focussed on improving the yield and quality of his coffee. In order to achieve this, Juan Pablo states that he needs a loan that will allow him to buy the supplies and fertilisers that his plantation needs, and to apply them in the best way to cope with one of the main problems facing coffee plants: blight and disease. He says that, in addition, he will be working on the cultivation that his crops need to achieve positive results.
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Juan Pablo es un pequeño productor de café de la zona norte de Nicaragua. Su finca es 24.5 hectáreas, de éstas 2.1 son de café. Tiene 4 hijos todos dedicados a la agricultura. El promedio de su producción de café en los últimos tres años ha sido de 50 quintales pergamino, lo cual se ha propuesto mejorar en un 20%, con un adecuado manejo de sus plantaciones. El está enfocado en mejorar los rendimientos y la calidad de su café. Para esto, Juan Pablo menciona que requiere un financiamiento que le permita adquirir los insumos y fertilizantes que demanda su plantación, y aplicarlos de manera oportuna para hacer frente a uno de los principales problemas que enfrenta el café, que son las plagas y enfermedades. Señala que, además estará trabajando en las labores culturales que demanda este cultivo para lograr resultados positivos.

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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 PAC

PAC (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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About Nicaragua

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 129
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,046,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Juan Pablo to buy supplies and fertilisers for his coffee farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 11, 2014
Listed
Mar 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 28, 2015