A loan of $3,900 helped to buy supplies and fertilizers for maintaining his coffee farm.

Gabriel Climaco's story

Gabriel Clímaco is 58 years old, married, and the father of six children. He has experience as an industrial technician, but he is now retired from that profession. Gabriel later decided to devote his time to coffee farming since he recognized the high earnings potential from this line of work.

His farm measures 18 hectares, of which 16 hectares is used for growing coffee. Gabriel is a Fair Trade and UTZ certified grower. His production from the past three cycles has increased from 260 to 400 quintals (1 quintal = 100 kg) of coffee beans in parchment.

For this cycle, Gabriel is requesting a loan so that he can buy supplies and fertilizers for maintaining his coffee farm. He is confident that the loan will help him to obtain better production. One of his goals is to improve the management of his farm by reinvesting into his business so that it becomes more efficient each time. He would also like to leave the farm as an inheritance for his children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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