Total loan: $10,225

La Cebadilla Group

Flag of Mexico
Ario de Rosales, Mich., Mexico / Agriculture

La Cebadilla Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to reforest pine forests to harvest resin to generate income.

La Cebadilla Group's story

Bernabé, José and Agustín a group of shareholders of common land in the town of Cebadilla, in Michoacán, Mexico. They inherited the trade of resin collector from their parents, and they have passed it on to their children. All of them are the breadwinners for their families. Agustín works in construction, which led to his children leaving the community, seeking to improve their quality of life. With the goal of obtaining income and ensuring the wellbeing of their families, they established resin pine plantations in 2014 and 2015. In Michoacán, this trade is very old, as it is known that forests that give resin are better conserved, because a resin collector is a forest's best friend. The dream of producing resin gets closer and closer. It will start when the trees are 10 years old, and they will continue producing resin for the next 70 years. Agustín longs for the day when his trees start to produce resin. They can represent a source of income and work for his children, and then his family can all be together again. His biggest challenge now is bringing the trees successfully to harvest. That is why he needs a loan to invest in maintenance of his resin orchard to clear weeds, do pest control, pruning and thinning. They are enthusiastic and thankful for the support. Their success representa a life change for their families and future generations. Their resin orchards can be seen on Google Earth:https://goo.gl/vKaP1e