A loan of $375 helped to buy the inputs and fertilizers needed for his plantation.

Santos Sergio's story

Santos is 37 years old and is a small producer of coffee who lives in a community in the north of Nicaragua. He lives with his wife and 3 children on a farm of 4.2 hectares, 1.8 hectares are devoted to coffee. He grows it following the Fair Trade criteria.

Santos explains that in the past few years his coffee production has gone from 10 to 17 quintals of parchment coffee. He expects to increase these yields in the future. To achieve this goal he is requesting a loan which will permit him to buy the inputs and fertilizers that his plantation need to get a better harvest. His desire is to increase his income and provide his family with better conditions in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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