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Melva Antonia
Melva is a 51-year-old woman who, in spite of her age, doesn't stop dreaming big and fulfilling every one of the goals she sets herself. She didn't complete her primary education, only studying up to 3rd grade. She and her husband have been farming for more than 15 years. They have three children who help farm and sow coffee. The children are all under 18, live under the same roof as their parents and are dependent on their mother. Melva's parents, who spent their whole lives in this business, taught her how to farm at a very young age because, for financial reasons, they were unable to continue supporting her education. Melva's produce is sold in the surrounding area to family members, friends and other people, who describe her as an honest, responsible, committed woman.

Melva is currently requesting help in buying fertilizers, fungicides, insecticides and irrigation pumps for her coffee crops. These products will allow her to prevent her crops becoming infested with pests or suffering from rust, a disease which can destroy a whole crop.

Melva's dreams are to be able to educate her three children to university level so that they can become entrepreneurial men and women who are able to set up their own businesses and companies and generate employment for the development and benefit of the country. She wants this for them as farm work is hard and its profits are small.
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Melva es una mujer de 51 años de edad que a pesar de su edad no deja de soñar en grande y de cumplir cada una de sus metas propuestas. Ella tiene un grado de educación primaria no completa cursado hasta el 3 grado y junto a su esposos se han dedicado a la agricultura por mas de 15 años. De su matrimonio tiene 3 hijos los cuales en familia se dedican al cultivo y siembra de café todos son menores de edad y viven bajo el mismo techo y depende de ella. Sus padres quienes dedicados desde toda una vida a esta actividad le enseñaron desde muy joven la agricultura ya que por la falta de recursos económicos no pudieron seguirla apoyando en sus estudios. Su producto es comercializado y vendido en los alrededores de la zona donde ella habita con algunos familiares, amigos y demás que la caracterizan por ser una mujer honesta, responsable y dedicada.

Actualmente solicita ayuda para la compra de abonos, Fungicidas, Insecticidas y bombas de riego para su cultivo de café ya que por medio de estos productos ella evitara que sus cultivos sean infectados por plagas y la enfermedad de la roya misma que destroza toda una producción de ser contaminada.

Sus sueños son de poder educar a sus 3 hijos a nivel universitario para que ellos puedan ser hombres y mujeres emprendedores capaces de formar sus propios negocios, sus propias empresas y puedan generar empleo para el desarrollo y beneficio de nuestro país ya que el trabajo de la agricultura es pesado y las ganancias son pocas.

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
  • 37
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $7,989,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,475 helped Melva Antonia to buy fertilizers, fungicides, insecticides and irrigation pumps for her coffee crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 7, 2013
Listed
Mar 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014