A loan of $525 helped to clean land in preparation to plant cacao trees.


Toribio's story

Toribio is 67 and lives with his wife, Mercedes, in the beautiful village of San Felipe in southern Belize. He started planting cacao with assistance from the local Ministry of Agriculture and now manages 6 acres with many mature cacao trees.

Toribio also runs a small grocery store and a private passenger bus that takes villagers to a nearby town. Mercedes particularly enjoys taking care of the farm and harvesting the cacao beans. Only a few miles from Maya Mountain Cacao, they are happy that they can sell their cocao on a larger scale.

With this loan, Toribio plans to hire people to help clean his six acres of land. As he continues to grow the farm, he hopes that his children will adopt farming and one day transfer the land to them.



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