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Gloria, 56, is a single mother; she lives with her son. She is an organic coffee grower currently producing a 12-ton harvest. She’d like in the future to reach 20 tons. She has 30 years’ experience growing coffee. Part of her fields was inherited from her father and the rest was purchased with profits from coffee sales.

She currently works doing household chores and cares for her fields in her spare time. Her goals are to achieve higher yields and to buy more parcels of land to produce more and better coffee. Her greatest hope is to be able to buy a small pick-up truck that will make transporting her coffee to Unión Regional de Huatusco [coffee cooperative], which is where she sells, it easier.

This is why she’s asking for a loan to carry out her plans to by plants to replant and to buy organic fertilizer to increase production and obtain a better quality of life bringing with it an increase in her assets to be able to buy a pick-up truck to make coffee transport easier. She will also hire day laborers and buy fertilizer she will need for her fields.
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Gloria madre soltera de 56 años de edad vive con su hijo es productora de café orgánico, actualmente produce 12 toneladas por cosecha y le gustaría en un futuro llegar a producir 20 toneladas, ella cuenta con 30 años de experiencia en el cultivo de café una parte de sus fincas fueron herencia de su padre las demás fueron compradas con las ganancias que le deja la producción de café, en la actualidad se dedica a las labores del hogar y en su tiempo libre al cuidado de su finca, sus metas son lograr mas producción y comprar mas parcelas y por lo consiguiente producir mas y mejor café, su mayor ilusión es poder comprar una camioneta pequeña que le facilitara el transporte de su café a la Unión Regional de Huatusco que es donde lo vende, por lo cual pide un crédito para realizar sus planes que son comprar plantas para resiembra y compra de fertilizantes orgánicos para aumentar su producción y obtener una mejor calidad de vida llevando con ello el aumento de su patrimonio y así poder comprar su camioneta para facilitar el transporte de su café, jornaleros y fertilizantes que ocupe en el cuidado de su parcela.

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Important Information

La Union Regional de Pequeños Productores de Cafe Huatusco (or, La Union Regional) is a member-owned, Fair Trade-certified coffee cooperative based in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Kiva helps fund loans for La Union Regional’s members, allowing them to plant more crops and convert to more profitable organic farming methods. La Union Regional is backed by Fair Trade USA and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, which retails members’ coffee.

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

Because La Union Regional’s core business is not microfinance, there is some level of additional risk for lenders. Kiva’s partnership with La Union Regional is unique and unprecedented. For this reason, Kiva has not assigned the organization a risk rating. More information can be found on La Union Regional’s partner page.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 61
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,294,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Gloria to buy fertilizer and pay labor costs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 25, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2013