A loan of $475 helped to purchase plants and fertilizers, and to clean up his land.

Hilario's story

As a child, Hilario started to learn everything related to growing coffee. At the age of 20 he inherited some land from his mother for him to take care of. He is 42 years old nowadays, and along with his wife Guadalupe they have managed to take care of their 2 children thanks to their determination at work.
They care about obtaining good quality coffee and they have opted for organic production, avoiding the use of chemical fertilizers, which is also good for preserving the environment. In previous years they have had very good crops, but for several reasons they haven't been doing well lately. Hilario needs a loan to buy plants and organic fertilizer, and to clean up his land. This will increase his production considerably in no more than 3 years.
One of Hilario's dreams is to support his children so they can earn a professional degree, and he knows that if he uses his loan money wisely he will be able to increase production and thus obtain more profit, which will improve their quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Leticia Barbero

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