A loan of $600 helped purchase fertilizers, fungicides and pay for manual labor.


Erick Marcelo's story

Erick Marcelo is 20 years old, single and lives with his parents and siblings, who are his highest priority. With this loan, he intends to purchase fertilizers, fungicides and pay for manual labor to prepare the soil. He will also be able to purchase seedbed plants which will allow him to have a higher density of plants in each area. He will also be able to take advantage of the fertile soil and the climate which are ideal for growing coffee. With these improvements to his crop, he hopes to increase his earnings and in so doing improve the living conditions of his family, invest a little more in his growing area and meet some of his goals. This is the first loan that he has received from FUDECOSUR. Prior to this he had not had any other loans in national banks, but FUDECOSUR has given him a loan with greater ease and a much lower interest rate.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry



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