A loan of $550 helped supplement the coffee, buy fertilizer and pay workers.

Arnold's story

Arnold is 21 years old, single and has a son who is his top priority. He has four hectares of country property where he grows coffee. He has been working on this property for several years. He wants to buy fertilizer and pay workers so that the coffee is well prepared for the next harvest. This is the first loan that he has received from FUDECOSUR. He hopes to harvest more in order to supplement his income and to be able to cover the costs of basic needs with his mother.

The Foundation for the Development of Southern Communities is dedicated to economically empowering its clients by providing credit and capacitating programs to improve living conditions of micro-entrepreneurs and their children across Southern Costa Rica. You can obtain more information on FUDECOSUR from the website: FUDECOSUR.org

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Kellogg

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