Total loan: $600

Porfirio Mekias

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San Francisco, Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, Peru / Agriculture

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A loan helped to combat pests and eliminate weeds thereby improving the coffee crop; allowing him to supply his customers.

Porfirio Mekias's story

Porfirio is 22 years old; he considers himself to be an early rising, hardworking and responsible person. He has concentrated on growing cacao and coffee for more than two years. He wants to improve his crops through continuous training and technical assistance.
He is applying for a Kiva loan to maintain his coffee plot, the goal is to combat pests and clear the weeds from the crop using a machete.
In his spare time Porfirio works as a day labourer on other plots of land: he performs clearing and pruning among other activities.
His aspires to continuing to increase his plots of land, plant coffee and improve his product so that his customers are content and he can improve his income.