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Mercedes is originally from Condega, a town in the Department of Estelí. He is 58 years old, married, and the father of two children. Mercedes is a farmer by trade, having grown and produced coffee for the past 25 years. He started his business activities with funding from a distributor since he had no capital at the age of 30. Mercedes has spent his life growing and selling coffee, and he says with modesty that it has been an important means of generating a good income.

He is requesting a loan so that he can maintain his coffee crop. Mercedes will buy compost, supplies for planting, and pay for labor. He hopes that this investment will result in production that is of good quality and has high yields. By giving his crops proper maintenance, he will be able to sell his harvest at a good price so that he can cover his expenses and still generate a profit. His plans include continuing to grow coffee, making improvements to his farm, and working hard so that he can improve his family’s standard of living.

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Mercedes , originario de Condega municipio de Estelí, de 58 años de edad, esta casado, padre de dos hijos, de oficio agricultor , se dedica a la siembra y producción de café, lleva 25 años dedicándose a esto. Inicio sus actividades con el financiamiento de una distribuidora ya que no contaba con capital propio a la edad de 30 años, se dedico a la siembra y comercialización de café, pues el considera un rubor muy importante para la economía un recursos que le genera buena ganancias.
Solicito el préstamo para mantenimiento de café, compra de abono, pago de mano de obra, insumos para siembra. Espera con la inversión sacar una producción con alto rendimientos, buena calidad, darle mantenimiento a sus cultivos y poder venderlo a un buen precio que logre cubrir los costos y le genera ganancias. Sus planes son seguir sembrando café, hacerle mejoras a su finca y trabajar duro para darle un mejor nivel de vida a su familia.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mercedes to maintain his coffee crop by purchasing compost, supplies for planting, and paying for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012