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Fidel lives in his own house with his five children. He’s a coffee producer. When he was young, his father taught him everything about coffee production, including the care needed to grow it. He bought his parcels of land after he was married and started to work them with his wife, putting into practice all of the recommendations and advice his father gave him with regard to taking care of and producing coffee. Fidel is requesting a loan to buy plants that replace the old ones that don’t yield anymore, fertilizers that help increase the harvest and also to pay day workers who help him clear his parcels and maintain them in perfect condition for the harvest season. By realizing all of these activities in his parcels of land, he’ll be able to increase production each harvest and at the same time obtain bigger economic gains that will help him support his children’s studies and improve his and his family’s quality of life.
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Fidel viven en casa propia casado con cinco hijos es productor de café convencional desde muy pequeño su padre le enseño todo lo relacionado con la producción y los cuidados que tiene el café y fue después de casado cuando compro sus parcelas y comenzó a trabajarlas junto con su esposa poniendo en practica todas las recomendaciones y consejos que le dio su padre referente al cuidado y producción del café. Fidel pide un crédito para comprar plantas para resiembra ya que en su parcela hay muchas plantas viejas que ya no tienen buena producción, fertilizantes que le ayudaran a aumentar su cosecha así como también para el pago de jornales que le ayudaran a limpiar su parcela y a mantenerla en perfectas condiciones para la temporada de cosecha, teniendo en cuenta que si realiza estas actividades en su parcela podrá con ello aumentar su producción por cosecha y de igual forma obtendrá mayores ganancias económicas que le ayudaran para apoyar a sus hijos en sus estudios y aunado a esto tendrá una mejor calidad de vida para el y los suyos.

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More information about this loan

These loans are designed to help farmers expand their existing crop yields and increase their incomes. The loans are designed to fit the agricultural cycle, allowing farmers to make purchases during the planting season and repay following the harvest. Coffee production loans help farmers maintain and grow their fields by cleaning, pruning, fertilizing, and conserving the grounds, delivering water, and replanting trees needed to shade the coffee plants.

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
  • 62
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,290,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Fidel buy plants (that replace the old ones), fertilizer and pay day workers who help him improve the harvest.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 29, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 1, 2013