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Maria
Maria is a tenacious woman and mother who has a strong desire to make progress along with her husband and their 4 children. The family works in agriculture, cultivating vegetables on a small scale such as potatoes, cauliflower, and lettuce. Maria has been farming for more than 25 years. Her parents taught her how to cultivate vegetables. Maria's fields are located 500 meters from her home, making it easy for her to constantly monitor them, as these are crops that require quite a bit of care.

Maria has a third grade education, but with a lot of hard work and sacrifice she has been able to help one of her children, who is now preparing to become an elementary school teacher. The family all works the land in their free time or during vacations, because it is their only source of income.

At this time, Maria is requesting a loan to buy potato seeds and prepare the land, and also to buy 2 pumps to spray the crops.

Maria dreams of being able to continue to provide her children with a better education so that they can have a better quality of life, better job opportunities, and more income, as this is the only reward that she hopes to get through the daily efforts she makes along with her husband.
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María es una mujer y madre de familia luchadora y con muchos deseos de superación junto a su esposo y sus 4 hijos se dedican a la actividad de cultivo y producción de hortalizas como ser papa, coliflor y lechuga en pequeña escala, ella se dedica a la agricultura hace más de 25 años siendo sus padres los que le enseñaron a trabajar el cultivo de hortalizas, sus cultivos están a una distancia de 500 metros de su casa de habitación, lo que le facilita el monitoreo constante del mismo ya que es un cultivo que necesita bastante asistencia técnica.

María tiene un grado de escolaridad primario cursado hasta el tercer grado pero con mucho esfuerzo y sacrificio ha logrado que 1 de sus hijos esté preparándose en la rama de la educación como maestro de primaria, todos trabajan en su tiempo libre o vacacional la tierra ya que es su única fuente de ingresos. María actualmente solicita ayuda para la compra de semilla de papa y para poder hacer la preparación de la tierra como también poder comprar 2 bombas para fumigar el cultivo.

Sus sueños son poder seguirles dando a sus hijos una mejor educación para que ellos tengan una mejor calidad de vida, mejores oportunidades de empleo, mejores ingresos siendo esta la única recompensa que ella espera mediante el esfuerzo que diariamente hace junto a su esposo.

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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
  • 56
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,354,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Maria to buy potato seeds, prepare the land, and buy pumps for spraying the crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 22, 2013
Listed
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 17, 2014