A loan of $3,975 helped to acquire supplies and fertilizers.

Eduardo's story

Eduardo is a farmer in the northern area of Nicaragua. His farm is 28 hectares, of which 12 are dedicated to coffee. In the last few years, he has succeeded in having a harvest of approximately 50,000 pounds of “pergamino” coffee, which he produces under processes certified by Fair Trade, UTZ, and C.A.F.E standards. This small farmer has been improving his farm and, as part of this effort, he has proposed an investment in the construction of a camp to guarantee good conditions for his workers.

One of the main challenges that confronts this farmer is controlling coffee infestations and diseases, such as fruit rot, which causes spots on the leaves and fruits. To guarantee a plan for managing the infestations and diseases in his farm, this small farmer is requesting a loan that will permit him to acquire supplies and fertilizers to agronomically manage the coffee. This will permit him to increase production by 20%, equal to 10,000 more pounds of coffee. All of this will result in better income to reach sustainability and reinvestment for his farm.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Avni Shah

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