A loan of $2,100 helped to buy coffee plants.

Carlos's story

Carlos rises very early every day to go work his coffee plantation because he’s been doing this activity since he was little, first alongside his father and after, when he married Guadalupe, independently.

Carlos is currently 62-years-old and aside from producing coffee also grows sugarcane to earn extra income and better utilize his land. He produced 12 tons in his previous harvest most of which is organic coffee; his plan is for all of his production to be organic since a small part of it is still conventional. This process will take approximately three years.

He needs a loan to buy coffee plants and to do the necessary tasks to prepare the soil so that it will be ready for planting. With this he hopes to earn higher income because organic coffee has a higher market price in addition to contributing to the environment because no chemicals are used in its production.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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