A loan of $925 helped to change her conventional coffee production to organic.

Dolores's story

Dolores, 56, lives in México. Since the age of 10 she started working with coffee helping her father plant and harvest it. When she got married she and her husband started to produce their own coffee and what they earned they invested in buying new land. She currently has four children two of which are studying Agronomy in the university. All of her family is involved in the production and they also sell coffee plants to other growers in the region. Dolores has been a member of the “Unión Regional de Huatusco” for several years and that’s where she delivers her yearly harvest for subsequent export.

She produces conventional coffee and through the loan wants to make the switch to organic coffee that’s higher quality and has a higher market price. In the future she and her husband would like to acquire land to start a business with their children raising sheep.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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