A loan of $1,325 helped to buy manure, a coffee pulper, and a coffee dryer.

Julio's story

Julio, age 65, is married and has three children. His wife takes charge of the household chores. They are a responsible and tenacious family.

He has been growing coffee for ten years. It is the source of income with which he has been able to get his family ahead. He started the business on his own initiative. He works with help from his children. They leave for the fields at 5:00 a.m. and they return at 2:00 p.m. During harvest time they do not have a schedule because there is so much work that they need to take maximum advantage of the time.

One of the advantages that Julio has is that coffee sells for a good price. The disadvantage is that during harvest time you can hardly find laborers to gather the coffee. This is because there are so many producers looking for laborers that labor becomes scarce.

Julio needs the requested loan to buy manure and a coffee pulper. He needs the machine to work on the coffee farm and to be able to have greater production.

One of his goals is to have his own coffee dryer in order to be able to have greater production and sell for a better price. This is his first loan with FAMA, and he expects to make his payments punctually.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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