A loan of $1,000 helped to buy coffee seedlings.


Alfredo's story

Alfredo, 48, lives with his family in the community of Turrialba in Cartago Province. The city of Cartago was founded in 1563 by the Spanish conquistador, Juan Vázquez de Coronado. It was Costa Rica’s capital until 1823 and seat of the first permanent international court in history, the Corte de Cartago. Its mountainous terrain is formed by two mountain ranges: the Central and the Talamanca ranges.

Alfredo is a farmer, specifically coffee. This product is planted from small seedlings called “almácigo” which is purchased as individual plants according to the available area for planting. They can be planted to harvest the beans or to produce more seedlings to supply to other farmers. In Alfredo’s case it’s both.

Because of this he’s asking for a 500,000 (five-hundred thousand) colon loan to buy a certain amount of plants and to buy manure, insecticide, fungicide and other supplies needed for crop care.

This is the fourth loan he’s had with the project and it’s been of great help and blessing for him and his family since he’s managed to give them a better quality of life and has reached many goals thanks to the financing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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