A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase manure, coffee seeds, and pay hired help for this year's coffee harvest.

Israel's story

Israel is 27 years old and is from Pueblo Nuevo in the municipality of Estelí. He is single and has his bachelor's degree in agriculture, and has made a living as a coffee farmer for the past 2 years. He used the support from his first loan, to plant nearly two acres of coffee plants, cover input costs, and pay hired help during the harvest season.

For this, his second loan, he plans to use the loan support to purchase input items, such as manure and coffee seeds, and to pay hired help for the harvest season. He wants to offer high quality products that he can sell at good prices and use to generate profits. He hopes to apply for other loans in the future, since his future goals are to acquire more land, plant more coffee plants, and purchase machinery such as an irrigation pump for preparing his lands.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich

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