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Rogelio
Rogelio has worked producing coffee for twelve years. He's also responsible for selling coffee in a coffee processing plant. He's married and has four children, whom he has taught the necessary knowledge so that one day they, too, can do the same work. In the last harvest Rogelio produced twelve tons of organic coffee, which he delivered in its entirety to the Unión Regional de Huatusco to be processed and exported.

He would like to increase his production, and to make this possible he needs to plant new coffee plants because some of the ones he has already have finished their life cycle. To do this he needs a loan, which he'll repay at the end of the next harvest.

In the future Rogelio would like to be able to acquire more land to grow coffee. Among his personal goals is for his children to get a college education.
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Desde hace doce años Rogelio se ha dedicado a la producción de café y también es encargado de comercialización de este cultivo en un beneficio. Él está casado y tiene cuatro hijos a quienes ha ido inculcando los conocimientos necesarios para que algún día también se puedan dedicar a la misma actividad. Durante la cosecha pasada Rogelio tuvo una producción de doce toneladas de café orgánico las cuales entregó en su totalidad a la “Unión Regional de Huatusco” para que fueran procesadas y exportadas. A él le gustaría aumentar su producción y para hacer esto posible necesita sembrar nueva planta de café pues algunas de las que tiene ya han cumplido su ciclo de vida. Para llevar esto a cabo necesita un crédito el cual pagará al final de la próxima cosecha. En un futuro a Rogelio le gustaría poder adquirir más terrenos para sembrar café. Entre sus metas personales está la de que sus hijos puedan tener una carrera universitaria.

Additional Information

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

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 11
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  • $18,605,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Rogelio to re-plant his coffee farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
Oct 31, 2012
Listed
Oct 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 1, 2013