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Total loan: $10,600

Flor De Pinavete Group

Flag of Mexico
Patamban, Mich., Mexico / Agriculture

Flor De Pinavete 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 to take advantage of the resin.

Flor De Pinavete Group's story

Agustin is a rural man, 64 years old, who lives in the populated area of Patamban, Michoacán, in México. He is the head of a traditional family with deep-rooted values and with a firm culture expressed in the local crafts. In recent years, he and the local people have focused their efforts and prepared their land to fight to improve the climate through the planting of resin pines. The process is not easy, since resources are few and the needs are great.

His, and others', hope is that other people have the desire to help to improve the environment and that Kiva will be a platform that will boost the reality of this product through the financial support that is needed to be able to do the necessary work during the process of planting and maintaining the pine.

He and his partners are grateful for your support, they know that their success will represent a great change in the lives of their people. They are assuring their economic well-being for many years since, when the forest arrives at its maturity, they will be able to take advantage of the resin it produces and, so, keep alive their ancestral trade of resin harvester that they have done for many generations.