Total loan: $4,575
San Pedro de Copan, Copán Department, Honduras / Agriculture
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A loan helped to buy organic fertilizer, coffee plants, organic pest control products, organic insecticides, and other materials necessary for his coffee plantation's conversion to organic.
Elder Mauricio's story
Mauricio is a 30-year-old farmer who has produced coffee for more than 20 years, with added value such as certification seals (fair trade and bird-friendly) and special processing methods. Mauricio is married to Indira. He dreams of having two children and being able to give them everything necessary for them to have a dignified life. Production of coffee under certification standards is a new development in the coffee industry, since it makes the crop more sustainable because it helps to obtain better prices for the coffee and makes the crop friendly to the environment. It is for this reason that Mauricio wants to get his coffee plantations certified with the organic certification seal. Organic production guarantees a special market for the coffee. At this time Mauricio is asking for a loan in order to be able to perform the work to convert to organic. With the profits obtained from his organic coffee sold in special markets through COCAFCAL, of which he is a member, he hopes to be able to improve his family's quality of life and save a little to continue forming a base of wealth for his life. A loan will help Mauricio to obtain better markets for his coffee and to improve his family's quality of life as well as to prepare himself to provide a good education for the children he dreams of having.