Pablo Antonio A. was born into a very humble family of scarce economic means. When he was a boy he had to help his father farm. He currently grows coffee independently. Pablo is 47 years old, married, and has 6 children. He lives with his family in Nueva Marolica community, in the town of Patuca, Olancho.
Pablo considers that the advantage of growing coffee is that it is a product that sells quickly and fetches a good price although when he started out he had problems as there was no accessible road along which he could transport his produce to the market which is located outside of his area.
Pablo is requesting this loan because he needs to sow a 1.75 acre plot of land, buy fertilizers and pay laborers. With the support of this loan he will have a bigger plantation and he will have a bigger harvest. His goal is to grow a variety of crops and he is planning very soon to start growing bananas. This will help him to improve his family's quality of life.
This is Pablo's first loan cycle with FAMA and he gives his thanks in advance to the people who will read his story and support him.
Pablo Antonio A. se criò en el ceno de una familia muy humilde y de escazos recursos economicos, desde niño tuvo que ayudar a su padre a trabajar en la agricultura. En la actualidad èl se dedica al cultivo de cafe de manera independiente, tiene 47 años de edad, es casado, tiene 6 hijos, y junto a su familia reside en la comunidad de Nueva Marolica en el municipio de Patuca, Olancho. Pablo considera que la ventaja de dedicarse al cafe es que es un producto que se vende rapido y a buen precio, aunque al principio tuvo dificultades ya que no habia una calle accesible por la cual transportar el producto hacia el mercado fuera de la zona. Èl solicita el prestamo porque necesita sembrar una manzana de tierra y ocupa comprar fertilizantes y pagar mano de obra. Con el apoyo del prestamo tendra una mayor plantacion y por lo tanto su cosecha sera mas. Su meta es tener cultivos diversificados y piensa muy pronto sembrar platanos, esto le ayudara a mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia. Es su primer ciclo en FAMA y de antemano se siente agradecido con las personas que leeran su historia y le apoyaran.
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