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María Antonia
María Antonia is a 77 year old mother. She lives in the home she owns with one son. She does the housework and in her free time attends to her parcel of land with her son's help. Since she was very young she was taught by her father how to plant, harvest and do everything related to growing and caring for coffee. All of the parcels she has were bought by her deceased husband. María Antonia wants to increase her plantings per hectare since right now she has 4000 plants and in the future would like to have at least 5,600 productive plants. Right now she is a conventional coffee grower and she would like to produce organic coffee. She is willing to follow instructions and receive help from the technicians from the Unión Regional to achieve this goal. To achieve this goal and do new plantings to better use her area of land, thus increasing her production. To do this she is asking for a loan to buy plants, fertilizer and to pay the laborers who will help her prepare her farm to put in new plants and thus increase her production and with this have earnings that will help her in the future to maker her dream come true and have a bigger house so her children have a place to stay when they visit.
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María Antonia madre de familia viuda cuenta con 77 años de edad vive en casa propia con un hijo, se dedica a las labores del hogar y en su tiempo libre atiende su parcela en ayuda de su hijo, ya que desde muy pequeña fue enseñada por su padre a sembrar, cosechar y todo lo relacionado con el cultivo y cuidados del café. todas las parcelas que ella posee fueron compradas por su finado esposo, María Antonia quiere aumentar su plantación por hectárea ya que actualmente cuenta con 4000 plantas y quisiera en el futuro poder tener al menos unas 5600 plantas productivas en la actualidad es productora de café convencional y le gustaría producir café orgánico para lo cual esta de acuerdo en seguir instrucciones y asistencia de los técnicos de la Unión Regional para logar dicho objetivo y realizar nuevos trazos para utilizar mejor su superficie de terreno y con ello aumentar su producción para lograr tal propósito pide un crédito para la compra de plantas, fertilizantes y para el pago de los jornaleros que le ayudaran a trazar su finca para sembrar las plantas nuevas y así poder aumentar su producción y aunado a esto tener ganancias económicas que en un futuro le ayudaran a cumplir su sueño que es tener una casa mas grande para cuando la visiten sus hijos tengan donde quedarse.

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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

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 28
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,914,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped María Antonia to pay laborers to help her do some new plantings so she can increase her production per hectare. She will also buy fertilizer and plants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
Jun 1, 2012
Listed
May 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 18, 2013