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Coffee Time: Welcoming La Unión Regional Huatusco to Kiva

La Unión Regional de Pequeños Productores de Café Huatusco (La Unión Regional) is Kiva’s first non-microfinance institution partner in Latin America.  It’s a member-owned coffee cooperative dedicated to helping their largely rural, low-income members bring their coffee to market at a fair price.

By partnering with organizations other than microfinance institutions, Kiva is able to provide much-needed support to individuals who would typically not have access to credit.  And, while there are other micro-lenders in the small city of Huatusco, their reach is limited, and the costs can be high for the borrowers.  La Unión Regional offers loans to provide support for their members in a way that encourages hard work and helps them achieve their goals.

Continue Reading 8 May 2012 at 09:00 1 comment

Making a mountain…

By Julia Kastner, KF9 Mexico

This week, I visited a Kiva group loan called Peña Blanca at the top of a mountain.  Sometimes you can drive up to the top, but when it rains, the stones that make up the path can come loose and it can be dangerous.  So the Fundación Realidad loan officer and I climbed the four hours up the hill to see how the loan was going.

I documented some of our journey so you can get an idea of what it was like!

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22 October 2009 at 13:41 5 comments


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