Total loan: $10,300

Cherarantico Group

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Cheran Atzirurin, , Mexico / Agriculture

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A loan helped to accomplish reforestation of the pine forests in order to harvest resin.

Cherarantico Group's story

Noemí, Artemio and Angélica are part of the indigenous Purépecha community of Cheran Atzicurin. Noemí and Angélica's main source of income is the creation and sales of handicrafts such as embroidering the traditional clothing of the area.

For his part, Artemio makes a living growing corn, and as the father and head of his household, he is the only income-earner for his family. For this reason, he wants to pass on the vocation of resin tapping to his children mainly because he wants to give back to the land a little of what it has given him and to make his children aware of the importance of caring for the forest. Artemio also wants to impress upon them that implementing a resin pine plantation on their lands will benefit many generations of their family for up to seventy years.

The present challenge is maintaining his plantations, which were established in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The goal grows closer every day, but the group doesn't have sufficient resources to accomplish the maintenance work, such as weeding, pest control, pruning and thinning.

Receiving the support of a loan will not only help them achieve their goal and ensure economic support for their families, but it will also help to make the dream come true for all those who are enthusiastic about promoting the development of indigenous communities and the preservation of the forests.

You can see their plantations with Google Earth (clicking satellite view is recommended): https://goo.gl/Tt1YSm