A loan of $1,025 helped to plant coffee.

Emilce's story

Emilce is 57 years old, married, and lives with her husband and adult son. She plans to use the money from this loan to prepare her land by clearing the weeds and do some other work to prevent erosion. The ground has a broken topography and she does not want to use chemicals in order to better preserve the land so that she can grow a Red Catuahí variety of coffee on it. In this way she can have a good quality crop and have a good plantation. She will also buy fertilizer and pay for labor.

Aside from being able to buy some plants, and fertilize the soil, the climate and other things will help produce a good crop. She hopes to obtain some gains and improve her family’s living conditions and invest a little more in the crop and meet some goals.

This will be her first loan through FUDECOSUR. She has not had any previous loans from other banks, but FUDECOSUR has provided a loan with great ease and a much lower interest rate.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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