Simeon is a certified organic Maya Mountain Cacao farmer. He is from the beautiful village of San Jose, Toledo. Simeon is requesting a loan that will enable him to do cleaning and clearing as well as purchase compost for his farm. He currently owns 4.5 acres of cacao trees and also plants corn and pumpkins.
The fruit of his labor will then be supportive of him as Simeon ages.
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.