Agros loans land to rural families struggling to survive. Through agricultural and business training coupled with micro-loans, Agros enables rural families to own land in a thriving community.
Land is a precious commodity throughout the world. Disenfranchised rural families in Mexico lack access to the kind of credit needed to buy their own land. Trapped in a cycle of basic survival, they pay exorbitant rents for poor land or work for desperately low wages as migrant laborers. Agros restores hope and opportunity for such families by purchasing farmland, providing agricultural training, and much more. Families pay back the cost of the land, proudly earning right to its title.
Agros also develops local leadership, facilitates building of housing and infrastructure, providing business loans and training, and ensuring education, health care and spiritual nurture.
Agros offers families the opportunity to earn land over time through the fruits of their own labor. Loan payments fund the purchase of land for new Agros communities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Agros Village Model
UN Rural Poverty Report 2001
World Bank Report on Private Land Reform