Total loan: $1,500

Javier Rafael

Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase concrete posts to enclose his pitaya crop.

Javier Rafael's story

With a lot of effort, Javier saved up to purchase a half hectare of land to grow pitaya, since he had learned the process from the time he was a boy and wanted to have a business which would generate income for him to guarantee the sustenance and education of his three children he has had with his wife. With time, he has expanded his area of cultivation and planted coffee and pineapple.

Javier has the hope of being the beneficiary of a loan from Kiva with MiCrédito to purchase concrete posts, which will help his pitaya plants grow strong and give a better yield. He will also reinforce the fences around his plantation for greater security. With the earnings, he will purchase more land to expand his production.

Javier is also the owner of a store and with a truck he offers haulage services. He works with his wife and children with the end of improving their quality of life.