A loan of $475 helped to buy organic fertilizers which will help him to increase his production as well as for the payment of the labor for the weeding and pruning of his farm.


Luis's story

Luis is 70 years old and for more than 35 years has been producing coffee. Together with his 6 children they made this work into a family business alternating with this the breeding of rabbits which leaves them with extra profit which helps them to get ahead. Previously the coffee that they produced was conventional however with the passage of time they succeeded in converting this production in its entirety into organic coffee. This is to say that they now do not use fertilizers with chemical products in their farms. During the last harvest they had a production of 5 tons and because of this they have planned to arrive at 8 tons since previously they sowed new plants which are already starting to bear fruit.

Luis needs a loan because he is going to do farm work cleaning and fertilizing his farms to be able to arrive at the goal that he proposed. He is also going to renovate part of his plot because within 3 years his production will be even bigger and he will also be able to continue maintaining the quality level that until this date he has had. Among the personal goals that Luis has is to be able to enlarge his house to be able to leave a good inheritance in the future to his children and grandchildren.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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