A loan of $850 helped buy manure and fertilizer.

Carlos's story

Carlos is a coffee grower in the department of Jinotega. He has a 4.2 hectare lot which he farms with his family; 2.1 hectares are dedicated to coffee. He’s been farming for more than ten years, and it is his main source of income to finance the needs of his wife and three children.

During the time that Carlos has been working with PAC, as a small producer of coffee he has received the qualification Comercio Justo. As well he has increased the area under cultivation and also coffee production. In fact, this last year he has increased production by 50% resulting in an improvement in his financial situation.

For the 2014-2015 cycle Carlos is seeking a loan to buy manure and fertilizer which will allow him to improve the condition of his fields as part of a yearly plan of continued improvements. He is certain that this will lead to greater coffee production and more income for the wellbeing of his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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