A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy fertilizer for his coffee crop.

La Laguneta Group's story

Alfonso, 35, has a common-law wife and three children, one of which is in school; and he himself has a third grade education. Alfonso grows coffee for a living and began his business with a small amount of savings that he used to buy a few coffee plants. He has ten years' experience to date.

He decided to organize a group and request a loan to buy fertilizer for his coffee crop. In the future he would like to have a larger coffee plantation and abundant harvests. The other members of the group are farmers who grow corn, coffee and beans.

In this group: Alfonso, Santiago, Sipriano, Alonzo, Miguel, Santiago, Samuel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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