Total loan: $3,500


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Paonia, CO, United States / Agriculture

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Antonio's story

Antonio Marxuach is a relentlessly tenacious former World Cup athlete and current Biodynamic permaculturist who has shifted his attention to the challenges of Regenerative farming. He is the founder and owner of Pura Vida Chocolate https://pura-vida-chocolate.com (one of North America’s only farm-to-table, bean-to-bar chocolates) and its parent company, Pura Vida Gardens. He is currently building out a long term regenerative cacao polyculture agroforestry project on his farm near La Tigra, Costa Rica. He makes his home in Paonia, Colorado making chocolates and milking cows when he’s not on his Costa Rican cacao farm planting trees.