A loan of $1,175 helped to buy fertilizers and manures.


Joaquin's story

Joaquín is a farmer who lives in a community in northern Nicaragua. At 40 years old and with the support of his life partner and eight children, he has been able to generate the income necessary to succeed as a farmer through coffee growing.

This small farmer is part of the Fair Trade certification process, and with 3.85 hectares of coffee, he was able to produce 136 quintals of parchment coffee last cycle. He generates an average of up to four jobs per year.

This cycle Joaquín is requesting a loan to ensure the purchase of fertilizers and manures that will meet the nutrition needs of his crops and provide him with better produce. Increasing the production as well as the quality of his coffee are the goals this farmer has set to improve the viability of his farm and, with it, his family's conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge



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