A loan of $5,950 helped to build a camp for his workers.

Eduardo's story

Eduardo is a coffee farmer from northern Nicaragua. His plantation is twenty-eight hectares, twelve of which are for growing coffee. In recent years, he has managed a harvest of approximately 50,000 pounds of parchment coffee, which he produces in accordance with several certification processes: Fair Trade, UTZ, and Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices. On average, this small farmer generates four jobs in the community throughout the year; during the harvest season, he generates around twenty jobs. As part of the improvements that this farmer has been implementing in his plantation in terms of working conditions and occupational safety, Eduardo is currently applying for a loan to build a camp for his workers. This will allow his workers to have the necessary conditions to live at the plantation during the harvest season. This will contribute to a better output on the part of his workers and, therefore, a greater productivity. In addition, it is aligned with the self-regulated corporate social responsibility that the Association for People in Community Action (PAC) promote among its members. Similarly to this investment application, Eduardo also has applied for a loan to maintain his coffee production in its current phase.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeremy Orloski

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