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Dimas
Dimas has been growing coffee for 23 years; he learned how to work this crop with his father when he was still a little boy. He is currently 56 years old and with his wife, Minerva, does this activity which has been their main source of income to raise their two children who are currently students.

His organic coffee production is of export quality and has a very good market price. Dimas produces about 4 tons annually and hires staff to do so which is of great economic benefit for the families of the personnel that works with him.

One of his goals is that his land’s yield increases so he needs a loan to buy fertilizer and plants to renew and also to do weeding tasks on his land. He’d also like to get some training from “Unión Regional de Huatusco” [coffee cooperative] so that his yields can increase in a period of three years.

Dimas also works in construction to earn extra income and to be able to send his children to university which is located away from the community where he lives.
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Dimas es un productor de café desde hace 23 años, pero desde niño aprendió a trabajar este cultivo con su padre. Actualmente él tiene 56 años y con su esposa Minerva se dedican a esta actividad la cual les ha servido como principal fuente de ingreso para sacar adelante a sus dos hijos que están estudiando. Su producción es de café orgánico que es de calidad de exportación y tiene muy buen precio en el mercado. Dimas produce alrededor de 4 toneladas anuales y para esto contrata personal, lo cual es de gran beneficio para la economía de las familias del personal que trabaja con él. Uno de las metas que Dimas tiene es que su finca tenga un mayor rendimiento por lo que él necesita de un crédito para comprar abono, plantas para renovar y hacer labores de limpieza en su terreno. También le gustaría recibir capacitaciones por parte de la “Unión Regional de Huatusco” para que en un periodo de 3 años su producción aumente. Dimas también se dedica a realizar trabajos de albañilería para tener ingresos extras y poder mandar a sus hijos a la universidad que se encuentra ubicada fuera de la localidad en la que él vive.

Additional Information

Important Information

La Union Regional de Pequeños Productores de Cafe Huatusco (or, La Union Regional) is a member-owned, Fair Trade-certified coffee cooperative based in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Kiva helps fund loans for La Union Regional’s members, allowing them to plant more crops and convert to more profitable organic farming methods. La Union Regional is backed by Fair Trade USA and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, which retails members’ coffee.

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

Because La Union Regional’s core business is not microfinance, there is some level of additional risk for lenders. Kiva’s partnership with La Union Regional is unique and unprecedented. For this reason, Kiva has not assigned the organization a risk rating. More information can be found on La Union Regional’s partner page.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 1
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  • $17,777,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Dimas to buy fertilizer, coffee plants and do weeding in his property.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
May 25, 2012
Listed
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 1, 2013