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Alberto is a new cacao farmer and member of Maya Mountain Cacao. He lives in the beautiful village of Red Bank in the Stann Creek District. Alberto is enthusiastic in getting involved in the cacao industry and becoming a cacao farmer. He is interested in a KIVA loan that will fund him to purchase grafted cacao seedlings to establish his farm. Alberto is a father of three children and hopes that his investment will be profitable and that the fruit of his labour can send his children to become educated.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of Maya Mountain Cacao's efforts to help farmers make long-term investments in cacao. The loans will cover the upfront costs of purchasing and planting grafted cacao seedlings. Within 2-3 years the cacao trees should begin to generate income for the farmers. Please note that this loan may have a term of up to 7 years and a multi-year grace period.

By supporting this loan you are providing flexible, risk-tolerant capital that enables farmers to make long-term investments in their farms - generating future income and improving livelihoods.    

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 $2,250 helped Alberto to purchase grafted seedlings.
9% repaid
Repayment Term
86 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
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