loan of $200 will help Jesus finish maintaining his coffee trees. With the growing crisis that Nicaragua suffers, the cost of inputs needed to provide good nutrition has increased. The initial budgets have varied in such a way that, to guarantee productivity of the plants, PAC is granting mini-loans to help the producers. These small loans minimize the risk of low production and ensure that producers have income that improves their standard of living.
This farmer lives in a remote community in the north central zone of Nicaragua. He has been operating his own farm for thirteen years, being an example of effort and vision. His small 3-hectare parcel is administered under the Fair Trade certification, which reduces the price risk when marketing his production.