A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pesticides, and to pay laborers to sow coffee.


Gs Colinas De Guambuco Group's story

Wilfredo is 38 years old. He is married and has six dependent children. His main business activity is growing coffee. He has three 'manzanas' (1 manzana = 1.72 acres) of coffee plantation which he has owned for more than nine years.

Wilfredo is requesting a loan to maintain his coffee plantation. He will buy fertilizers and pesticides, and pay laborers to improve the productivity of his farm because, owing to a lack of money, he has not been able to provide it with adequate maintenance. With the support of this loan, Wilfredo will enjoy a better coffee production which will allow him to make better income with which to cover his household expenses and provide his family with a better quality of life.

Wilfredo and his wife have worked very hard to build up their family assets because you have to work very hard in this business. One of Wilfredo's dreams is to have one of the best farms using modern technology in his area. This will make him more money so that he can provide his family with a better quality of life.

Wilfredo and his fellow coffee growers came together to form a group so that they could request a loan to improve their farms. The other members are Olman and Luís. They both grow coffee on their own land and have a lot of experience in running their farms.

Danli El Paraíso, Honduras - June 2012

In this group: Wilfredo, Olman Jose, Luis Alfredo
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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