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Arturo is a new cacao farmer who lives in the beautiful village of San Jose, in the Toledo district of southern Belize.

He sees cacao farming as a beneficial long-term investment for himself and his family. Arturo believes that cacao is a sustainable agricultural crop, that is good for the environment and will help to develop his local community.

He wants to secure a Kiva microloan so that he might expand his cacao farm by purchasing grafted, high-yielding, disease resistant cacao seedlings. He plans to use the generated revenue from his cacao crop to educate his children and improve his family’s lifestyle.

Additional Information

About Maya Mountain Cacao

Maya Mountain Cacao (MMC) is a for-profit social enterprise that sources premium cacao beans from smallholder farmers in Belize. Founded in 2010, it generates income for marginalized farmers while promoting sustainable agricultural practices in the southern part of the country.

These cacao farmers use Kiva credit to invest in farm maintenance, improvement and expansion. For example, they might hire workers to help with the harvest or buy inputs such as better tools and seedlings.


About Belize

  • $8,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Belize Loans Fundraising
  • $139,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.0
    Belize Dollars (BZD) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,725 helped Arturo to purchase high yielding grafted cacao trees.
10% repaid
Repayment Term
86 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2014
May 5, 2014
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