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Paula
Doña Paula is a happy, hard-working, and enterprising woman who, despite being 53 years old, has not stopped dreaming big. She has an incomplete elementary school level of education because she only studied up to the third grade. She is married and has five children who work in agriculture with the family. She learned this activity more than 7 years ago from her husband. Her product is marketed and sold in the areas surrounding her home to various neighbors, people who sell it on a small scale in the local market, and others. This work has provided for them for a long time and is the only source of income that they have to maintain their family and their home by covering the basic needs that occur daily, like food, clothing, medicine, etc.

Doña Paula asks for help so that she can buy fertilizer, manure, insecticide, and a fumigation pump for her coffee crops because nowadays these kinds of products are expensive and because it is possible that roya, a sickness that affects coffee crops, could contaminate her crops if not treated in time, and she could lose her entire harvest.

Her dream for the future is to have a large coffee plantation that would continue to provide blessings and a means of living for her family, and could be worked from generation to generation by her children, grandchildren, and the next generations able to take advantage of the effort and dedication of her and her husband.
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Doña paula es una mujer feliz, luchadora, emprendedora y que a pesar de sus 53 años de edad ella no deja de soñar en grande, ella tiene un grado de educación primario no completado cursado hasta el 3 grado, casada y de su matrimonio tiene 5 hijos de los cuales en familia trabajan la agricultura, ella aprendió esta actividad hace más de 7 años inculcada por hoy en día su esposo, su producto es comercializado y vendido en los alrededores de su hogar con algunos vecinos, personas que lo comercializa en pequeña escala en el mercado local y otros. Esta actividad les ha dado fruto por mucho tiempo y es el único medio de ingreso que ellos tienen para el sustento de su familia y su hogar cubriendo las necesidades básicas como ser alimentación, vestimenta, medicinas, etc. Que a diario se presentan.

Doña paula solicita ayuda para poder comprar fertilizantes, abono, plaguicidas, y una bomba de fumigación para su cultivo de café, ya que hoy en día este clase de productos son caros y la (roya) que es una enfermedad que afecta los cultivos de café si no se trata a tiempo es posible que se contamine y se pierda la cosecha completa.

Sus sueños a futuro es tener una amplia plantación de café la cual pueda seguirles dando bendiciones, sustento familiar y pueda ser trabajada de generación en generación por sus hijos, sus nietos, y las próximas generaciones que puedan aprovechar el esfuerzo y la dedicación de ella y de 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
  • 32
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $7,986,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Paula to buy fertilizer, manure, insecticide, and a fumigation pump for her coffee crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 18, 2013
Listed
Feb 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014