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Meet A Farmer: Felipe Marin Castellon Lopez


Felipe Marin Castellon LopezCommunity:  Tranquera (Limay, Nicaragua)
Vintage(s) planted:  2011
Number of trees planted per vintage:  1,705
Total trees planted:  1,705
Earnings to date:  $278.49
Total earnings (based on successful project):  $1,388.38
GIS coordinates of their parcel(s):  546999 UTM East, 1465324 UTM North
Plan Vivo ID: 11.1.018

Felipe resides in Tranquera with his wife and their two girls, ages 11 and 5. When not working on the reforestation project, he cultivates his land and occasionally works as a day labourer.

A resident of Tranquera all his life, Felipe is thankful for the Limay Community Carbon Project, as no other project like it exists in the area. He is grateful for the employment that it provides to his community, which is “in crisis” financially, he states.

Through his revenue from the project, Felipe was able to buy farm tools, and even a bicycle for transportation around town. Through his interest-free loans, he was able to replace the barbed wire on his farm, which was in poor condition.

He hopes to continue working with the project for a long time and even add more land for reforestation when he inherits his aging father’s property. He hopes that this “unique” project will keep on expanding to benefit many more people.

You can read more about our Limay Community Carbon Project, and support it by offsetting your CO2 footprint to it, at COTAP.org/Limay.

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