Total loan: $2,550

José Álvaro

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Matagalpa, Matagalpa Department, Nicaragua / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy fertilizers and other farming supplies that are required to achieve a good harvest.

José Álvaro's story

José Álvaro is 34 years old and a small coffee producer from northern Nicaragua. His farm measures 70.42 hectares, of which 21.12 hectares is set aside for growing coffee. Within the past three years, his coffee production has resulted in an amount that is between 250 and 500 quintals (1 quintal = 100 kg) of coffee beans in parchment. José Álvaro is a certified Fair Trade grower.

For this crop cycle, this small entrepreneur is requesting a loan that will allow him to adequately maintain his plants. He plans to apply the required inputs and fertilizers that will result in a good harvest. This will also help him to deal with pests and diseases that could affect his crops.

For this small entrepreneur, coffee growing is his main business activity. He is confident in his work and having available resources to invest in his farm will result in better returns from upcoming crop cycles. As a result, he will have more income for the future.