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Guadalupe is a 67-year-old housewife who lives in her own home together with her family. She has 20 years experience growing coffee. When she was a little girl, Guadalupe was taught this trade. She was taught how to provide coffee plants with the care they need. She is an organic coffee producer and has always taught her children the importance of farming organically so as not to pollute the earth. She currently produces 10 tons of coffee per harvest and would like to increase her production, renewing her farm with new plants and fertilizing her existing plants in order to obtain a bigger harvest. Her goal as a coffee grower is to increase her production, sowing new plants. This is why she is requesting a loan. She will buy plants and organic fertilizers which she will use on her farm so that she can increase her production and her profits. This will help her to fulfill her dream which is to re-model her home and thereby improve her quality of life.
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Guadalupe ama de casa cuenta con 67 años de edad vive en casa propia con su familia, con 20 años de experiencia en el cultivo de café Guadalupe fue enseñada desde muy pequeña el oficio y los cuidados necesarios para la producción de café ella es productora de café orgánico y siempre a enseñado a sus hijos la importancia de ser orgánicos para no contaminar la tierra actualmente produce 10 toneladas por cosecha le gustaría aumentar su producción renovando su siembra con plantas nuevas y fertilizando las ya sembradas para obtener una mayor cosecha ya que esa es su meta como cafetricultora aumentar su producción sembrando plantas nuevas para lograr tal motivo pide un crédito para la compra de plantas y fertilizante orgánico los cuales empleara en su finca para con ello poder aumentar su producción y al aumentar su producción aumenta sus ganancias económicas las cuales le ayudaran a realizar su sueño que es el de re modelar su casa y con ello mejorar su calidad de vida.

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More information about this loan

These loans help farmers swap out their old coffee plants that are no longer producing at capacity for new plants. New plants generally take three years to produce at capacity, temporarily reducing crop yield. Given that the renewal process can be lengthy, please note that this loan may have a long repayment term with a built-in grace period.


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
  • 57
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,000,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Guadalupe to increase her coffee production, sowing more plants and buying organic fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 1, 2013