A loan of $8,950 helped a member to reforest pine forests to harvest the sap.


Xunhandaecha Group's story

Cesárea, Sixtos and Alma have the fervent desire to prevent their families and other people from their native Cherán Atzicurin in Michoacán, México from migrating to the United States.

Cesárea, a head of household and homemaker, has decided to dedicate her time and her land to planting pine treas since she is certain and feels that the air is not the same and the heat continues increasing due to the scarcity of trees in the countryside of her community.

Now, for her and her family, the challenge is to assure funds which will allow them to get the resources to establish and provide maintenance to their sap orchards since, unfortunately, her income from sewing is not enough to get ahead.

Her goal by doing this work is to motivate her community so that, little by little, they participate in the care of the environment, so that they activate their land with pine trees, with the end of reforesting, contributing to improving the climate, and improving the social development in their community with new job opportunities.

Cesárea knows that this project requires a lot of effort, a lot of work, and money, and it is so that she has a great hope that everything will become reality by being able to boost her efforts with the support that, through Kiva, she can get, and that she could not get in any other way.

In this group: Cesarea, Sixtos, Alma Delia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.


This loan is special because:

It helps communities plant income-generating, resin-producing pine trees.



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