Total loan: $6,000
Bayamon, PR, Puerto Rico / Agriculture
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A loan helped me to grow the Aquaponic store and expand our crops.
I am 33 years old, in a moment in which I found myself unemployed and in need I came across agriculture and immediately fell in love with it. In search for alternate and modern organic vegetable production methods, I learned about aquaponics. By using aquaponic methods, I discovered the large variety of crops that could be produced in addition to the variety of fish that can be used. The business opportunity was obvious given the high demand for fresh and organic produce in the market. Currently, we produce a wide range of crop varieties such as lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley and mint among others. We also offer a series of courses (offered monthly) that are design to teach the basics of aquaponics and agroecology to people interested in developing their own home systems. As a result of the courses, we also offer aquaponics systems development consulting and construction services.