A loan of $1,225 helped buy small coffee plants and agricultural inputs.

Ademar's story

Ademar is a farmer who is married and the father of 8 children. He lives in the city of Puntarernas, Costa Rica. Ademar cultivates coffee trees and after gathering the harvest, he sells the beans in his community's collection centers.

Ademar needs to augment coffee production. That's why he is borrowing 600,000 colons, to buy small coffee plants and inputs so that he can maintain his plantings.

Each member of his numerous family collaborates in the entire process, from sowing to harvesting. Family expenses are very large, and as a result, all the members devote all their efforts to helping their father in this activity. Each year, Ademar sows new plants so that his coffee grove will be renewed. He feels he has found a grand opportunity for growth and a means of obtaining accessible credit for persons like him who need this type of financial aid.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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