A loan of $1,925 helped to buy fertilizer and manure.

Gilberto's story

Gilberto is 29 years old, married and the father of a 9 year old son who studies in the local school where they live in the North of Nicaragua. For the past ten years he has been rising cattle and growing coffee. His farm is 35 hectares, 8 of which are used for growing coffee. He grows coffee under Fair Trade Certification criteria. Last year his production was 280 quintals of parchment coffee.

His dream is to increase the area and productive volume of his coffee plantation to increase his income and guarantee the financial stability of his family. As part of this process Gilberto is requesting a loan which would allow him to secures this cycle buying fertilizer and manure which contribute to the nutrition of the plants and provide a higher production. This small entrepreneur is sure that his coffee plantation is a profitable undertaking that will allow him to have more income for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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