A loan of $1,000 helped to grow coffee.


Gilberto's story

Gilberto, 44, is married and lives with his children and his wife, who are his biggest priority. With his loan he plans to buy fertilizer and fungicide, and pay labor to prepare the land. He also plans to buy some seedling plants to grow at the beginning of the rainy season to increase his planting area and make the most of good soil fertility, the climate, and other conditions that favor coffee growing. With these improvements to the crop he hopes to earn some profit and improve his family's living conditions. He also hopes to invest a little more in the crop and achieve some goals. This is his first loan from FUDECOSUR. He had not previously had other loans from state banks, but FUDECOSUR offered him a loan with better terms and a much lower interest rate.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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