A loan of $1,225 helped to buy supplies to apply to his coffee crop.

Juan José's story

Juan is a small coffee grower who is part of the business platforms promoted by Asociación Pueblos en Acción Comunitaria (PAC) and part of the Fair Commerce certification process as well that this association promotes among producers that it supports with financial services and business development. Juan grows coffee, cocoa beans and malanga coco [tuber similar to a yam in appearance and a potato in flavor] on his farm; he does these activities with help from his wife and five children. He also generates two job opportunities in his community on average.

He relates that one of the activities he likes best is cutting the coffee because he feels that he’s harvesting the fruits of his labor. For this cycle, he needs to have resources available to guarantee the care of his coffee plants. Because of this, he’s decided to request this loan to buy part of the supplies he needs to provide coffee crop maintenance. His goal is to increase crop yields and quality of his plants and in the medium run increase the area planted with coffee.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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