Total loan: $800

Marlon Antonio

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Matagalpa, Matagalpa Department, Nicaragua / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy supplies to maintain his coffee farm.

Marlon Antonio's story

Marlon is a young man who is 27 years of age. He lives with his wife and two children in a community in northern Nicaragua. Marlon has been growing coffee from a young age and is part of a group of producers affiliated with the Association for People in Community Action (PAC). This group is also in the process of becoming certified Fair Trade growers. In addition to coffee, Marlon grows bananas, beans, and corn for personal consumption and a small portion of those crops is sold to a local store. He has received four loans from PAC that were repaid on time and according to terms. Having this money has helped to maintain his farm. In this past crop cycle, the yield per 1.74 acres of his farm was 30 quintals of coffee beans in parchment (1 quintal = 46 kg).

For this crop cycle, Marlon is requesting a loan that will secure the maintenance of his coffee farm. He hopes to improve production, in terms of both quantity and quality, so that he can generate better income. His goal is to continue investing in the productivity of his farm so that his children can have a better future.