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Elio is a young, new cacao farmer who is 24 years old. He lives in the beautiful cacao farming village of San Jose, in southern Belize. Elio was inspired to join the cacao farming industry by his father, who has been a cacao farmer. Elio is also an educator, which allows him limited of time to execute his duties at the farm. He is requesting Kiva microcredit to hire workers to assist in cleaning his cacao farm. In the future, he envisions expand his cacao farming. He hopes that this will help him invest and develop so he can start a family.

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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

  • $8,800
    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 $625 helped Elio to clean his cacao farm.
55% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2014
May 5, 2014
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