A loan of $1,300 helped to buy supplies that will allow her to properly maintain her coffee plantation.


Leonor's story

Leonor is 67 and a small coffee producer who lives in a community in Nicaragua. With her husband, she has managed her farm, 25 manzanas in area (about 44 acres), for 30 years.

Of her nine children, four still depend on her and help with the farm work. In addition to cultivating 4 manzanas of coffee, this small entrepreneur grows corn and beans for her family's use.

As a coffee producer, she is affiliated with PAC (Villages in Community Action Association), which has received Fair Trade certification.

For the 2013-2014 coffee cycle, Leonore is requesting a loan that will allow her to ensure proper maintenance of her coffee plantation. This is so that she can get better yields, and with these better income. The goal of this small entrepreneur is to reinvest part of her profits to establish new coffee-growing areas.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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