A loan of $1,475 helped to build a wet method coffee processing plant.

Carlos's story

Carlos is a coffee grower who lives in Jinotega department. He lives with his wife and their three children on his 4.2-acre farm, of which 2.1 acres are reserved for coffee. Coffee-growing is the main economic activity of this small producer, who is part of the Fair Trade certification process.

Throughout the last three loan cycles, he has been increasing his production by implementing a management plan for his farm. However, in order to improve his coffee quality, he is asking for a loan to build a wet method processing plant that will allow him to guarantee the right processing for his product. This investment, together with the other loan that he is managing to maintain his coffee plantation, will allow him to obtain a better harvest and higher quality for his coffee over the coming loan cycles. This will contribute to the sustainability of his farm and to his family's well-being.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sharon Rees

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details