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Enedino has worked producing coffee for 32 years. Since he was young he learned everything about this work at his father's side. He is married to Genoveva and they have five children, of whom four are single and live with them and help with the field work. For the next harvest, Enedino needs to a loan to pay the cutters he will hire to work on his land. In addition to producing coffee, Enedino also produces sugar cane. He says that he produces 80 tons of sugar cane each year. After the harvest, Enedino would like to make improvements to the kitchen in his house and also invest some money in sugar cane.
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Enedino se dedica a la producción de café desde hace 32 años, aunque desde que era pequeño aprendió todo lo relacionado con este oficio al lado de su padre. Él está casado con Genoveva y tienen 5 hijos, de los cuales 4 son solteros y aún viven con él y lo ayudan en las labores del campo. Para la siguiente cosecha Enedino necesita un crédito para pagar a los cortadores que contratará para que trabajen en sus fincas. Además de producir café Enedino también es un productor de caña y nos cuenta que produce hasta 80 toneladas anuales de caña de azúcar. Pasando la cosecha a Enedino le gustaría arreglar la cocina de su casa y también invertir un poco de dinero en la caña.

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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
  • 85
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $21,062,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Enedino to pay laborers who will cut coffee.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 30, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 1, 2013