A loan of $825 helped to buy supplies for maintaining his coffee farm.

Gilberto's story

Gilberto is a young man who is 28 years of age. He lives in a rural community in Nicaragua where he has a small farm. His main business activity is growing coffee. He and his wife have a seven-year-old son who is in primary school. Gilberto has been able to improve his farm and diversify into other activities, such as buying and selling livestock. He was able to earn a high school diploma, but he chose to dedicate himself to agriculture, a line of work that he has been in for approximately 10 years. He has gained knowledge in this trade from a very young age.

Gilberto’s small farm is affiliated with PAC (Association for People in Community Action), which includes certified Fair Trade coffee producers. In order to continue improving the processes on his farm, he needs capital to maintain his production activities for the 2013-2014 crop cycle. Therefore, Gilberto is requesting a loan so that he can invest in the purchase of supplies that will contribute to the quantity and quality of coffee that he produces.

His vision is to continue the processes on his farm through his effort and work. He is confident that he can continue growing and improving his small piece of property and his coffee farm.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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