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Alejandro (middle) is a young farmer, 22 years old, who lives in a rural community in one of the poorest states of Mexico. With the help of his father Santos (left), and his brother Julio César (right), he will use the loan to buy 8 head of cattle, fatten them and sell them to increase the household income. The family has been working with a NGO to obtain the technical expertise and built the necessary infrastructure to develop a silvopasture system.
With this project, Alejandro will develop a more sustainable cattle-raising method through a silvopasture system. In addition, he will improve the living conditions of his family, and contribute to the conservation of an area of high environmental value.
His goal is to save money, obtain the technical knowledge, and in the future have his own butcher´s shop where he can sell the meat from his cattle.

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More information about this loan

These loans are designed to help small farmers that live in marginalized zones of Mexico develop eco-friendly productive projects. The objective is to increase their income, generate jobs in their communities, and promote sustainable practices. By supporting profitable eco-friendly projects, Kiva loans help rural entrepreneurs become role models of sustainable farming practices and mitigate the causes of migration. By supporting this loan you are supporting eco-friendly farming practices.

About El Buen Socio

El Buen Socio is an ethical microfinance institution in Mexico that promotes sustainable development by strengthening people’s capabilities and supporting entrepreneurs with eco-friendly businesses.

Vulnerable, low-income entrepreneurs will use loans issued by EBS to fund productive projects that have a positive social and environmental impact, including farming, forestry or fishing activities. Each of these projects are conducted in an eco-friendly way with sustainable use of natural resources.


About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 88
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,637,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,900 helped Alejandro to buy 8 head of cattle to develop a sustainable farming ecosystem.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014