A loan of $1,450 helped to buy fertilizers, manure, and fungicide to treat an area of about 5.2 acres of coffee.


Donis Francisco's story

Donis is from Santa Rosa, a small region on the outskirts of Estelí. He is married and has four children who are 13, 12, 8, and 2 years old, three of whom are in school. He started his business growing coffee ten years ago when he was 28 years old and his mother left him some land with about 5.2 acres of cultivated coffee fields. From then one he has been growing and harvesting coffee, using his profits to buy more land to expand his plantings. He also grows corn, beans, tomatoes, and sweet peppers. His wife helps him with his work. He sells his produce locally to street vendors. He has another source of income, which is from his wife's small grocery store. He would like to sell his produce in the capital of Managua because they pay better prices there for coffee, corn, beans, tomatoes, and sweet peppers. The goals he has for his business are to have good yields on his crops and to get good prices when he sells. He is asking for this loan to buy fertilizers, manure, and fungicides to treat an area of about 5.2 acres of coffee. He expects this loan will help him increase his production because it will be a good agricultural treatment for his crops. His plans for the future are to buy land to grow more organic coffee and to buy materials and farming equipment. His short-term goals are to increase his yield from the upcoming 2013-4 harvest.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge


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