A loan of $800 helped to buy fertilizers.

Jessica Claribel's story

Jessica is 24 years old, she is married and she doesn’t have any children. Her husband works in agriculture. They live in the community of Patuca in the department of Olancho. She began her business because her father gave her a plot of land so that she could start to cultivate coffee beans and she has gradually bought more plots of land to farm on and she now has a more extensive plantation. For the past 5 years she has been sowing coffee. She works with her husband. Her working hours vary, sometimes she works all day and other times she only works half days. The only difficulties she faces are that the buyers only pay what they want to for the product and this affects her finances. Also during harvesting season labor is limited and there are almost no workers to pick the coffee so they lose a large part of their harvest. The requested loan is needed for the purchase of fertilizers to improve the plantation. Jessica’s goal is to have an established business so that she can export the beans to the interior of the country. It is her first FAMA loan and she hopes to make her repayments on time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam O'Brien

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