Total loan: $800

Wilmer Manuel

Catacamas, Olancho, Olancho Department, Honduras / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming materials.

Wilmer Manuel's story

Wilmer Manuel is 32 years old. He is married and has two small children who are 9 and 2 years old. He lives with his family in the community of Rio Blanco. He is a small scale coffee grower and he has grown this crop for more than 25 years. His parents weren't able to send him to school so since he was very young, he helped his father work. His work day begins very early in the morning and goes until 1:00 pm. His biggest advantage is that the soil where he grows his coffee is very fertile, although at times a harmful fungus appears. He fights it by applying lime and this incurs extra costs and at time she doesn't have the money to do it. This is his first loan and he needs it since it is time to re-plant and he will do it with 6,000 plants. He also has to pay for the clearing of 400 meters of land and buy fertilizer. Wilmer hopes that with the support of this loan, he will have what he needs to improve the condition of his crop and therefore his earnings will increase and he will be able to support his family and send his children to school so they will be educated and have a profession some day. His goal is to increase the quantity of plants in order to become a large scale coffee farmer.