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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
  • 17
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,764,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD
Refunded
A loan of $250 helped this borrower to buy coffee plants for her plantation.
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
Nov 30, 2012
Listed
Nov 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Refunded:
May 15, 2013