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Maria Abraham
María is a hard-working woman with a primary school education. With her husband and her three children, she has been able to succeed, thanks to her dedicated work growing vegetables such as potatoes and broccoli.

She has a great deal of experience in this work, as she learned it more than nine years ago. She acquired this experience after she got married, as it was her partner who taught her how to grow vegetables. Her children go to primary school, and every day after school they help their parents.

María and her husband work hard so that their children don't stop going to school, have a better future and standard of living, and don't experience the difficult situation that they did in their youth. Her product is sold through middlemen who come to the area, which has a great reputation for quality, hygiene, and work methods. But as with all farming, there are always risks, such as pests, and price fluctuations in the market.

Currently Maria is requesting a loan so that she can invest in growing potatoes and broccoli. She will do this by buying fertilizers, manure and pumps for spraying her crop, in order to help keep it healthy and pest-free.

Her dream is to be able to improve her home, and to buy a piece of land so that she can work it and have her own crops. But her priority is to see her children become professionals and have a better future, by having a better education.
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María es una mujer luchadora con un grado de escolaridad de primaria completa; junto a su esposo y sus tres hijos se han podido superar gracias a la dedicación en la actividad del cultivo de hortalizas (papa y brócoli), ella tiene mucha experiencia en esta actividad ya que aprendió la actividad hace más de 9 años, dicha experiencia la adquirió cuando se casó siendo su pareja quien le enseñara la siembra y cultivo de hortalizas, sus hijos son estudiantes de primaria y diariamente apoyan a sus padres al salir de la escuela.

María junto a su esposo trabajan duro para que sus hijos no dejen de estudiar y tengan un mejor futuro, un mejor estilo de vida y no pasen por la situación tan difícil que ellos en su juventud pasaron, su producto es comercializado a través de intermediarios que llegan a la zona teniendo una gran reputación por su calidad, higiene y forma de trabajar; pero como toda siembra y cultivo no deja de tener riesgo siendo estos las plagas y la variación de precios en el mercado. Actualmente maría solicita ayuda para poder invertir en la siembra de papa y brócoli comprando fertilizantes, abono, y bombas para fumigación a su producto para que ayude a mantenerlo sano y limpio de plagas.

Su sueño es poder mejorar su vivienda, comprar un pedazo de tierra para poder trabajar y realizar sus propios cultivos; pero la prioridad de ella es ver a sus hijos convertidos en profesionales teniendo una mejor educación y a sí mismo un mejor futuro.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

These loans are designed for female farmers who produce a variety of products (onion, garlic, eggplant, spinach, mango, strawberries, etc.). Loan terms will vary depending on need, and borrowers can choose to make a "bullet" payment timed with harvest profits. Agricultural loans are considered risky in Honduras due to external forces like unpredictable weather and worldwide crop prices. As a result, many traditional financial institutions are unwilling to offer these loans. With Kiva funding, COMIXMUL will be able to reach more borrowers with agricultural loans tailored to their needs.

About Honduras

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 23
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,349,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Maria Abraham to buy fertilizers, manure and sprayers, for growing vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 24, 2013
Listed
Jan 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013