Jim graduated from UCLA where he studied International Development and Urban and Regional Planning. Since graduating in 2009 Jim has spent time working with various NGOs in Latin America. He is especially interested in Micro-enterprise development and this encouraged him to join Kiva as a fellow. Jim's passion for international development began in high school after participating as a volunteer working on community development in Nicaragua. Jim looks forward to returning to Nicaragua as a Kiva Fellow!
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Remigio used his loan to invest in 2 manzanas (about 2 large city blocks) of pineapples. The inputs for pineapple production are costly and rise yearly. Specifically, Remigio bought [...]
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Bayardo is a pineapple farmer in Ticuantepe, a suburb of Managua. This region is famous for the quality of pineapples produced. Bayardo used his last loan to invest in the maintenance of 1 manzana [...]
Pedro invested his loan in the production of 1 manzana (about a city block) of Pineapples. Specifically he used his loan to buy fertilizer and other organic materials to improve the quality of [...]