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


Gilberto's story

Gilberto is 36 years old. He is married and he lives with his wife and children who are his highest priority. With his loan he wants to purchase fertilizers, fungicides and pay for labor in the jobs of planting and assisting with the coffee as well as to buy some seedling plants to do a new planting and to be able to carry it out at the start of the rains. His objective is to take advantage of the rainy season as much as possible and thus to increase the density of plants per area as well as to take advantage of the good fertility of the soil, the climate conditions and other things that favor the cultivation of coffee.

With these improvements to the crop he hopes to obtain a little profit and thus improve the living conditions of his family, to invest a little more in the area of cultivation and also to achieve some goals.

It is the first loan that he has received from FUDECOSUR. He had not had other loans from state banks before but FUDECOSUR has offered him the loan with greater ease and a much lower interest rate.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings



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