Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Kiva Loan to Nelson in Honduras

From the Kiva website:
"Nelson is married and has two daughters. He works different jobs to support the needs of his family. The production of 100% organic coffee and vegetables is his main source of income.
Nelson dreams of being able to give his daughters the best opportunities in life, especially for them to have a good education. Currently, organic passion fruit production is becoming more popular in the region; the fruit is sold through Colmena, of which Nelson is a member. Passion fruit is a novel crop since this area has the appropriate conditions to farm it without any problems.
Nelson is requesting a loan to plant 0.6 hectares (roughly 1.5 acres) of organic passion fruit under the technical supervision of Colmena. With the profit from the production, he wants to improve his family's quality of life and continuing working to accumulate assets for his children's inheritance. A loan helps Nelson purchase passion fruit plants, posts, an irrigation system, and pay for labor on his organic passion fruit farm."

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