A loan of $700 helped buy fertilizers.

Daniel's story

Daniel, 55, is separated from his life partner, and he currently lives alone. His only daughter is independent and lives in another city. He says that the blood of a farmer runs through his veins. That is why, with great pleasure, he lets us know the whole process of working his coffee plantation.

He starts by burning all of the shrubbery of the old plants as a way of preparing the earth. Then he works in the seedbed (a type of nursery) of the coffee plants. These are fertilized with chemical supplies and abundant water. Once the plants are 30 centimeters high, he will transplant them into a clean field. This way, in a year’s time, it will be ready for him to pick. The sales are very profitable for him. That is why Daniel prefers to plant coffee.

This is his third loan with MFP. With his previous loans he has demonstrated himself to be a very responsible client with his payments. He will use the money he is now asking for to buy chemical fertilizers for his coffee plants.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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