Federica is an organic certified female farmer of Maya Mountain Cacao. She lives in the beautiful village of San Jose with her three children and husband. Federica is very excited managing and maintaining her current 3-acre cacao farm that currently has a thousand mature cacao trees. She wants to secure a loan with Maya Mountain Cacao through the help of Kiva to assist her in hiring workers to continue the proper maintenance of her farm. Federica's ambition is to generate income from the crop so that she could send her children to school.
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.