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A loan of $775 helped to provide more intensive care to his coffee plantation.

Santos's story

Santos is a small coffee grower. He is 32 years old and lives in a community in northern Nicaragua. On his farm, he has 2.89 hectares dedicated to growing coffee, which he produces under the Fair Trade certification process. His average coffee production over the past three years has been 100 bushels.

During this cycle, he is seeking a loan that will allow him to provide more intensive care to his coffee plantations because during the past few years, his crops have been affected by pests and diseases. He is confident that he will be able to control them by applying supplies and fertilizers in a timely manner based on an integrated management plan. In the future, Santos sees his small farm with better yields and with a larger area of coffee that will allow him to not only cover his household expenses, but to also improve his home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry

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