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Juan De Dios
Juan de Dios is a small producer in rural northern Nicaragua. In his childhood he managed to complete only primary school, through the efforts of his parents, but this did not impede this visionary man from getting ahead in life. He recognizes the value of education, and in spite of the economic difficulties he faces day to day, he relays that value to his eldest son who is in elementary school.

This coffee visionary has proposed growing quality coffee trees and having a wet mill and drying yards. The goal for this year is to improve the nutrition of the coffee plants and with that the production; and the income for the 8 temporary workers who would benefit from it. For this, he is requesting financing.
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Juan de Dios, es un pequeño productor de la zona rural del norte de Nicaragua. En su infancia logró concluir solamente sus estudios primarios, gracias al esfuerzo de sus padres, pero esto no fue impedimento para que este hombre visionario saliera adelante. Reconoce el valor de los estudios, y a pesar de las dificultades económicas con las que se enfrenta día a día, transmite ese valor a su hijo mayor quien cursa primaria.

Este visionario del café; se ha propuesto cultivar cafetos de calidad, y además, contar con un beneficio húmedo y patios de secado. La meta para este año es mejorar la nutrición de los cafetos, con lo que, la producción; y los ingresos para los 8 trabajadores temporales que son beneficiados por él. Para esto solicita un financiamiento.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of PAC's effort to help farmers expand their existing crop yields and increase their incomes. Coffee production loans help farmers increase their crop yields by enabling them pay to clean, prune, fertilize, and conserve their fields, deliver water, and replant trees needed to shade coffee plants. Farmers working with PAC also receive technical assistance and commercial services, as well as access to Fair Trade and organic certifications and international markets.

About PAC

PAC (Association for People in Community Action) is a community development organization in Nicaragua that offers clients loans, technical assistance and access to markets. Founded in 1996, it’s a joint initiative between World Relief Nicaragua and local farmers. PAC believes that increased agricultural production and improved technology can bring economic development to high poverty zones.

Some loans from PAC are disbursed in partial payments over a period of four to six months depending on the needs of the borrower. The borrower will not be charged interest on any funds that have not yet been disbursed. If the borrower decides not to use the entire loan amount, the unused portion will be returned to lenders in the form of a pre-payment.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 70
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,781,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 27.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Juan De Dios to buy agricultural inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 22, 2014
May 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 28, 2015