Total loan: $10,500

06Patamban Group

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Patamban, Mich., Mexico / Agriculture

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A loan helped to reforest pine forests to harvest the resin.

06Patamban Group's story

Francisca is a strong and, at the same time, extremely sensitive woman. She is the only one of 8 siblings interested in conserving the land which her parents and ancestors worked planting pine trees.

In Patamban, Michoacán, Mexico, where Francisca is fome, she has motivated her community and together they have faced challenges which have brought them several times to seek other life alternatives. The deforestation which they have experienced for many years, the lack of resources to offer the proper maintenance of their hills and the droughts which come year after year are some of the obstacles which have faced her community.

However, Francisca's enthusiasm and optimism to care for and preserve her ancestral legacy is greater since not only is it a legacy for her family but is also a good which helps the whole community, offering them clean air and work to prevent migration.

Francisca, in addition to pottery, works hard in the fields and strives to manage that her community can benefit from the bounties which a place with resin pines offers, such as having new oxygen, having growth opportunities and a more secure future with work for the residents.

It is for this that, despite the adversities, she feels strong and secure, knowing that the support of Kiva represents all her dreams and objectives coming true.