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

Walter's story

Walter, 34, is in a common law marriage, and lives with his children and wife who are his first priority. With his loan he will buy fertilizer, high-quality coffee seedlings, and fungicides as well as pay for coffee sowing labor. He will have everything ready in order to do the sowing work when the rains begin with the objective of raising and improving the density of plants per area, as well as taking advantage of the good fertility of the land, the climate conditions and other conditions favorable to coffee cultivation.

With these improvements to the cultivation process he hopes to obtain a bit of revenue and improve the life conditions of his family as well as investing a bit more in the cultivating area and meeting some other goals. This is the first loan he will have received from FUDECOSUR. He had not had other loans before in state banks, but FUDECOSUR has offered him a loan with greater ease and with a much lower interest rate.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jamie Schau

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