A loan of $325 helped to pay coffee harvesters.

Ricardo's story

Ricardo and his wife Celia have earned a living as coffee growers for 40 years. They have five children who also devote themselves to this business though they work for themselves now that they are married. Ricardo learned everything related to coffee production since the age of 12, alongside his father.

For the next harvest Ricardo and his wife need a loan to pay the coffee harvesters whom they will hire to work in their fields. After the harvest Ricardo will start up a greenhouse for coffee seedlings which he will use to sow his fields and also for selling to producers in the region. In addition to growing coffee Ricardo is a taxi driver which he has done for 20 years, a business that has helped him make better earnings for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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