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Esteban
Esteban has been a farmer for many years. Together with his wife, Juila, their son, and their four daughters, he does this activity. Normally Esteban himself and his son do the heaviest work on the farm and his wife and daughters do the housework and work in a nursery where they produce the coffee plants for their farm and to sell to other area farmers. During the harvesting season, the whole family goes to work at the farm because there is too much work to do. Esteban just put in some new coffee plants, since some of the ones he had already finished their productive life cyle. For these plants to grow the way they should, it is necessary for Esteban to apply fertilizer to them and that is why he is asking for this loan. He will pay for it at then end of the harvest. During the times when there isn't a lot of work to do on the family farm, Esteban works for other people in the field and his son works for a glass company. When the harvest is over, Esteban would like to be able to support his son so he can open his own glass and aluminum business.
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Esteban es un productor desde hace muchos años junto con su esposa Julia, su hijo y sus cuatro hijas se dedican a realizar esta actividad. Por lo regular es el propio Esteban junto con su hijo quienes se encargan de las labores más pesadas en la finca y su esposa e hijas se encargan de las labores del hogar y de un vivero en el que producen planta de café para sus fincas y para vender a otros productores de la región. Durante la temporada de cosecha toda la familia se va a trabajar a la finca para cortar café pues es demasiado el trabajo que hay que realizar. Esteban acaba de sembrar hace poco nueva planta de café ya que algunas de las que tenía ya han cumplido su ciclo de vida productivo. Para que estas plantas crezcan como debe ser es necesario que esteban les aplique fertilizante y por eso está solicitando un crédito el cual pagará al final de la cosecha. Durante las temporadas que no hay mucho trabajo en la finca familiar Esteban trabaja para otras personas en el campo y su hijo trabaja en una cristalería. Pasando la cosecha a Esteban le gustaría poder apoyar a su hijo para que ponga su propio negocio de cristales y aluminios.

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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
  • 27
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,061,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Esteban to buy fertilizer for his coffee plants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
Sep 29, 2012
Listed
Sep 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 1, 2013