Total loan: $325


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TARMA, Junin, Peru / Agriculture

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A loan helped Purchase fertilizer and coffee plants.

Ruben's story

33-year old Rubén lives with his wife and three children. He is a farmer specializing in growing coffee. He likes the process of drying the grains so that he can then take them to the warehouses nearest the city. Selling coffee is a profitable business as at certain times of the year, the price doubles, but it takes years to get to that point. The most difficult part of his work is the planting, making sure that the plants are distributed evenly, and making indentations for water around each plant. This is his first loan with MFP. Rubén is planning to buy fertilizer and new coffee plants with the money.

Translated from Spanish by Jane Agg, Kiva Volunteer