A loan of $475 helped to buy fertilizer and coffee plants.

Héctor Alejandro's story

Héctor lives in his own house near Huatusco, Veracruz. He’s 35 years old, single and cares for his parents. He attended school up to the age of 18 and learned everything related to coffee growing alongside his father since he was very little.

To support himself and his family he works in the “Unión Regional de Huatusco” [coffee cooperative] and in his farm. When it’s harvest time he hires day laborers to help him prune and clear fields. Héctor has four years’ experience growing coffee and he currently grows conventional coffee and he’s getting a two ton per hectare yield.

He’d like to increase production and plant new plants which is why he’s asking for a loan in order to buy plants to replant his fields and also to buy fertilizer to increase production since his greatest hope is to harvest more to earn higher profits and change his quality life thus being able to enlarge his house so that when he gets married he’ll have a home to give his children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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