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Total loan: $1,925
Soteapan, Veracruz, Ver., Mexico / Agriculture
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A loan helped to buy a small irrigation system to increase grass production for his cows.
Sergio is a 28-year-old farmer who lives in a rural community in one of the poorest states of Mexico. With a previous loan from Kiva, Sergio developed a sustainable cattle-raising ranch through a silvopasture system for breeding and fattening steers. He is asking for a second loan to buy a small irrigation system in order to produce more grass for his cows. His goal is to save money, increase his production and sell cattle to other farmers in the area, fostering economic activity in the community. Sergio has been working with an NGO to obtain the technical expertise and has built the necessary infrastructure to develop the silvopasture system. This project will improve the living conditions of his family and will contribute to the conservation of a high environmental value area.