A loan of $1,750 helped to buy farming supplies to improve the nutrients and production of his plants.

Jose Francisco's story

José Francisco is a coffee producer in the Jinotega area. He has approximately 3 hectares of coffee where he has been able to produce 160 quintals of parchment coffee in the last growing cycle which is fair trade certified.

His biggest challenge in this occupation has been pests and plagues that affect his crop. He has been able to keep these under control with adequate maintenance of his plants. This small producers states that "working under the fair trade regulations and carrying out with diligence the recommendations made by consultants are what have allowed me to continue improving the coffee farm".

This time José Francisco is requesting a loan to buy farming supplies which which he will improve the nutrients and production of his plants. This will improve the profitability of his crop.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters

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