Beneficiaries of the Integrated Production System Project
The Flores Family in Dos Ríos, Comayagua, is Optimistic About their First Sweet Pepper Harvest
La Libertad Comayagua.- With great optimism and financed by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras, several beneficiary producers of the Integrated Production System Project in the community of Dos Ríos, in the Municipality of Ojos de Agua, in the Comayagua department, are about to harvest their first crop of Alliance F1 sweet pepper variety.
Although other producers have already harvested this crop in their parcels, for the Flores family, led by José Yobando Flores, the head of the household, and by María Norma de Flores his wife, this is their first experience with sweet pepper crops.
José Yobando hopes to harvest more tan 2,000 sweet peppers in this first cutting.
The sweet pepper being harvested by Jose and his family is prime quality product.
In this first cutting, they will harvest more than 2,500 premium quality sweet peppers, which are ready to be commercialized in Comayagua’s local market, thus directly benefiting the Flores Family as the parcel’s owners.
“I’m happy with this harvest, although it will serve to pay the loan obtain through the project: I’m optimistic about the outcome and hope to keep receiving support from the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras and from Global Village”, expressed this green pepper producer,
Norma de Flores, Jose’s wife and companion, says about the project “It is a blessing for the family, we are grateful for the support it provides since it also extends subsistence opportunities for the residents of these communities.
According to Jose’s opinion, the technical support provided by Global Village comes right on time; nevertheless he expects to have technical accompaniment until the end, or at least, until he is ready to pay the loan.
Starting with this first cutting, the product will be harvested for three consecutive months and the goal is to collect as much pepper as possible in order to repay the loan acquired by the producer, and to secure a better income for the family.
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