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20 calle 18-23 zona 10
Edificio Plaza Buró, Oficina 208
Guatemala, Guatemala. 01010.
Phones: (502) 2366-2565 / 68 / 69
Fax: (502) 2366-2545
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History Finca La Merced

La Merced

Finca La Merced is the property of the Alburez family since 1832, when it was purchased by Francisco Alburez. This property belonged to the Mercy-ous religious order. This is where the name of Finca La Merced comes from.

Francisco Alburez inherited the Farm to his daughter María Alburez de Ortega, who was a very hard working woman. She married Manuel Ortega y Carrascal. In her time, the main products of the Farm were corn and black beans.

The Farm is inherited to their son, Carlos Ortega Alburez, who managed it from the age of 16. He was a very visionary persona and was always looking for ideas to improve, so he planted the first coffee trees in 1912.

With the earthquake of 1976, the municipality of San Martín Jilotepeque is isolated and incommunicated by the landslides. The main house and church of the Farm were among the houses and buildings that fell.

Carlos and his wife, Balbina, had to abandon the area of the Farm in 1981 due to the internal conflict.

Afterwards, the fourth generation ran the Farm as of 1996.

This family Heritage has been inherited from generation to generation until today, that we, the children and grandchildren of Carlos and Balbina, are dedicated to keeping this tradition alive.

Saint Isidore the Farmer is the patron saint of the Farm and is venerated widely in the region. During his day, May 15th, the Farm turns into the center of celebrations in the area.

Abuelos

 


Corporate Social Responsability

Education:

Every year, a percentage of net earnings are invested in education of the neighboring communities. Books, notebooks, teaching materials, among others, to be used in the classrooms are purchased.

Escuela

Niños

Niños

Trpical Storm Agatha:

During tropical storm Agatha (2010), 2 neighboring familias of the Farm lost their homes due to the heavy rainfall and the overflow of the bordering river. The Farm decided to to donate construction materials.

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20 calle 18-23 zona 10
Edificio Plaza Buró, Oficina 208
Guatemala, Guatemala. 01010.
Phones: (502) 2366-2565 / 68 / 69
Fax: (502) 2366-2545
info@fincalamerced.com

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