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Carlos Alberto
Carlos is 33 years old, married and has 4 children. His wife does household tasks and cares for the children. Carlos has been a coffee farmer and seller for 12 years. He learned the job from his father with whom he worked since he was a child. He enjoys the business and now owns his own plantation. His work schedule is from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., however during coffee harvest season, he works full time and does not follow a particular schedule since there is so much work to do.

Carlos is applying for this loan in order to purchase fertilizer because he needs it to improve his land so that it will yield a good harvest. The loan would help greatly since previously he had to pledge his coffee to intermediaries beforehand, who paid him a lower price and took advantage of his need for money before the harvest. One of his dreams is to produce more coffee and thus generate higher sales. This is his first loan with FAMA and he expects to make all of his payments on time.
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Carlos tiene 33 años de edad, es casado, tiene 4 hijos, su esposa se dedica a los quehaceres del hogar y a cuidar a sus hijos. Desde hace 12 años se dedica al cultivo y venta de café, aprendió del oficio de su padre ya que trabajaba desde niño, le gusto el negocio y ahora tiene su propia finca, el horario de trabajo es de 5:00 am a 2:00 pm y cuando es la temporada de cosecha de café es a tiempo completo, no tiene horario de entrada y salida porque el trabajo es abundante. Carlos solicita este préstamo para la compra de fertilizantes, ya que lo necesita para el mejoramiento de la finca para poder obtener una buena cosecha. El préstamo le ayudaría en gran manera ya que anteriormente tenía que comprometer la cosecha con intermediarios los cuales le pagan el café a un bajo precio, aprovechándose de que necesita el dinero para la cosecha. Uno de los sueños de Carlos es tener una mejor producción de café y así obtener mayores ventas. Este es su primer préstamo en FAMA y espera cumplir puntualmente con el compromiso de sus pagos.

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About FAMA:

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere with approximately 59% of people living below the poverty line. Familia y Medio Ambiente OPDF (FAMA OPDF) is a Honduran non-profit with no religious or political affiliation. FAMA’s mission is to provide quality and opportune financial services so that men and women have equal opportunities to develop their micro or small businesses, whether they focus on agriculture, manufacturing or services. FAMA operates 13 branches throughout Honduras and serves over 12,500 clients.

About Honduras

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,199,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD