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Juan Francisco
Juan works cultivating coffee in the north side of Nicaragua. He worked as a day laborer for a long time, but 7 years ago he started to run his own small field under fair trade standards.

Thanks to the technical support of the association where he belongs, he has created a nutritional plan for his coffee plantation. He needs financial support to buy the farming supplies that would lead to a good crop this year and improve the life conditions of his family. His goal is to keep making improvements to his field and expanding the plantation area, so that the business can grow and generate opportunities for his family.
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Juan es un pequeño cafetalero de la zona norte de Nicaragua. Por mucho tiempo trabajo como jornalero en varias fincas, pero desde hace 7 años cuenta con su pequeña parcela de café la cual maneja bajo procesos de certificación como comercio justo.

Con el apoyo técnico de la asociación a la cual está afiliado, ha creado un plan de manejo nutricional para su cafetal, por lo que requiere el financiamiento para comprar los insumos agrícolas que le permitan tener una buena producción este año, y con ello mejorar económicamente las condiciones de su familia.

Su meta es continuar mejorando su pequeña finca y ampliando sus áreas de café, para seguir creciendo y generando oportunidades para su familia.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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.

About Nicaragua

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 106
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,398,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 26.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Juan Francisco to buy the farming supplies that will lead to a good crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 4, 2014
Listed
Jul 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 28, 2015