A loan of $800 helped to buy manure and fertilizer for his coffee crop.


Jesús Nelson's story

Jesús, 43, is married and father of three children. He learned to work in the fields when very young; he’s always lived there thanks to his parents’ teaching and inheritance. He currently works growing coffee on the farm where he lives. He has 30,000 coffee plants planted there that he cares for with dedication, patience and effort. He usually works alone but when it’s harvest time he hires several people to help him with this chore. He then sells his coffee and that’s how he earns income to pay his workers and to provide sustenance at home. Jesús is requesting the loan to buy manure and fertilizer for his crop because the bad weather and “La Roya” [fungus] have damaged the coffee plants and he needs to control the situation in order not to lose the harvest. In this way, Jesús seeks options that will allow him to continue forward and to be able to reach his dream of providing the best well-being for his family and an excellent education for his children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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