A loan of $1,150 helped to buy supplies and hire workers to plant coffee.

Manuel Antonio's story

Manuel is from the municipality of Estelí in Pueblo Nuevo. He is a farmer and grows coffee and raises cattle. He tells us how he made good use of the Kiva loan for which is grateful and which gave him enormous support in planting the two and a half manzanas (a plot of land smaller than a hectare) of coffee. The harvest was abundant and the quality of the coffee was excellent. Now he wants to plant four manzanas of coffee and is requesting a loan to buy supplies and hire workers for the new planting cycle. He hopes to produce a good crop that will help his family and business get ahead, so he can provide employment to people in nearby areas.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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