A loan of $500 helped to clear and fertilizer land for growing coffee.


Pedro's story

63 year old Don Pedro is married, has 6 children, and lives in the village of Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara. He has dedicated his whole life to farming corn and beans. 15 years ago he decided to plant coffee on some of his land. He sells the coffee beans in the same area. In order to improve his farm, he has requested a loan of $500 to buy fertilizers and to pay day laborers to help him to clear the land. With this assistance, he hopes to obtain a better harvest. His plan is to increase the planted area and to increase production to obtain better profits and to be able to live better.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd



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