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Susana
When Susana got married she started working in the coffee business alongside her husband; he taught her everything related to production. She does some of the tasks in the coffee fields such as adjusting shade, pruning, replanting, four weedings per year and each harvest consists of four to six cuts.

They did very well with the previous harvest in that production was 35 tons that were sold to the “Unión Regional de Huatusco” [coffee cooperative] to be exported. Susana hopes the next harvest will be as good as the one just completed and needs to buy fertilizer and new plants which is why she’s asking for a loan in order to give continuity to the project they’ve worked so hard at.

Susana and her husband have a son and their greatest wish is to give him everything necessary so that he’ll have a good education and can attend university in a few years.
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Cuando Susana se caso comenzó a trabajar en el negocio del café al lado de su esposo y fue él quien le enseñó todo lo relacionado a la producción. Ella algunas de las actividades que llevan a cabo en el cafetal que son regulación de sombra, podas, resiembras, cuatro chapeos por año y en cada cosecha hacen entre cuatro y seis cortes. Durante la última cosecha les fue muy bien ya que lograron una producción total de 35 toneladas las cuales fueron vendidas a la “Unión Regional de Huatusco” para su exportación. Susana espera que la próxima cosecha les vaya tan bien como en la que acaba de pasar y necesita comprar fertilizantes y plantas nuevas para su cafetal; por esta razón solicita un crédito pues con esto podrá darle continuidad al proyecto en el que tanto han trabajado. Susana y su esposo tienen un hijo y su mayor ilusión es poder darle todo lo necesario para que tenga una buena educación y pueda asistir a la universidad dentro de unos años.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

These loans are designed to help farmers expand their existing crop yields and increase their incomes. The loans are designed to fit the agricultural cycle, allowing farmers to make purchases during the planting season and repay following the harvest. Coffee production loans help farmers maintain and grow their fields by cleaning, pruning, fertilizing, and conserving the grounds, delivering water, and replanting trees needed to shade the coffee plants.

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
  • 15
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,578,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Susana to buy coffee plants and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
Jul 31, 2012
Listed
Jul 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 1, 2013