A loan of $1,425 helped to buy fertilisers for his coffee plantation.

Armando José's story

Armando is 49 and lives with his wife and five children in a rural community of Nicaragua. On his small farm of 16.8 acres he grows corn, beans, cabbage and coffee. Coffee is his main source of income and in the last three seasons he has harvested 150, 300 and 200 quintals of Pergamini coffee from an area of 8.4 acres. The last harvest was smaller due to a blight problem which affected the country's coffee plantations. However, Armando aims to overcome this disease, which affects the leaves of the plant, through good management of his farm. In order to achieve this he is asking for a loan to buy fertilisers for his coffee plantation and to be able to guarantee the upkeep of the farm. Small-time entrepreneur Armando is confident that with his hard work, honesty and open business negotiations, he will be able to continue growing his farm and improving his family's living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Brown

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