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Antonio is 37 and lives in his own house with his wife Maria and his two children. For several years he has made a living from the planting and production of coffee as it is the trade his father taught him from a very young age. At present, he works as a farmer and spends his spare time working as a mover and in delivery service.

Antonio wants to increase his output by fertilizing his plants, and also to reforest the land by changing old plants for new ones. In order to achieve this, he is requesting a loan for the purchase of fertilizers and plants. These will help him to increase his output, which in turn will be reflected in a higher income, thereby improving his quality of life and allowing him to fulfil his dreams of helping his children to finish university.
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Antonio con 37 años de edad vive en casa propia con su esposa María y dos hijos desde hace ya varios año se dedica a la siembra y producción de café ya que desde muy pequeño fue el oficio que le enseño su padre, en la actualidad se desarrolla como agricultor y en sus ratos libres se dedica a los fletes y mudanzas. Antonio quiere aumentar su producción fertilizando sus plantas y también reforestar cambiando plantas viejas por nuevas para logara tal propósito solicita un crédito para la compra de fertilizantes y plantas que le ayudaran aumentar su producción que a su ves se vera reflejada en mejores ingresos mejorando con ello su calidad de vida pudiendo realizar sus sueños que son apoyara a sus hijos a que terminen una carrera universitaria.

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More information about this loan

These loans help farmers swap out their old coffee plants that are no longer producing at capacity for new plants. New plants generally take three years to produce at capacity, temporarily reducing crop yield. Given that the renewal process can be lengthy, please note that this loan may have a long repayment term with a built-in grace period.


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
  • 63
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,287,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Antonio to replant and buy fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 5, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 26, 2013