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Concepción
Concepción’s married living in her own house with her husband and her son. She’s 76 years old and has 50 years’ experience growing coffee since her father would take her to the fields when she was a little girl to help him with the planting and harvesting chores. All of the fields she owns were inherited from her father. She also does other activities like sugarcane and sewing clothes and she also sells popular medicine in the region. Her education reached secondary school since back then it was difficult to attend school because of the distance from one settlement to another and there weren’t many means of transportation like there are today.

Her greatest hope and goal is to increase coffee production since she produces her own plants for replanting and this is the reason for requesting a loan to buy fertilizer and to pay labor costs for the plant maintenance chores she plans to do to increase crop yields. She plans to use profits from which in the long run to open a grocery store that will increase her and her loved ones’ quality of life.
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Concepción casada vive en casa propia con su esposo y su hijo cuenta con 76 años de edad y con experiencia en el cultivo de café desde ya hace 50 años ya que desde muy pequeña su padre la llevaba a la finca a que lo ayudara en las labores de siembra y cosecha del mismo, todas las fincas que posee son herencias de su padre, también cuenta con otras actividades laborales que son la caña de azúcar, costura de ropa y vende medicina popular de la región, su educación llego hasta el nivel secundaria ya que en aquel tiempo era muy difícil asistir a la escuela por la distancia de un poblado a otro y no había muchos medios de transporte como en la actualidad. Su mayor ilusión y meta es aumentar su producción de café ya que ella produce su propia planta para resiembra y por tal motivo pide un crédito para la compra de fertilizantes y el pago de labores culturales con los cuales tiene pensado aumentar su producción por cosecha y el resultado del mismo a largo plazo será de poner una tienda de abarrotes con la cual aumentara su calidad de vida y la de los suyos.

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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

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,052,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,300 helped Concepción to pay for farm chores like pruning, weeding and harvesting and to buy fertilizer.
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