In addition to growing corn, Gladis also sells beverages, bread, and chicken on weekends. She sells her merchandise outside her home to neighbors, small merchants from the local market, and others who make corn tortillas. Her business has been successful for a long time and is the only income source she has to support her family. Her daughter-in-law lives with her and helps her with household chores like cleaning and cooking. With her uncle's help, Gladis was able to acquire land so that she could work for herself.
Gladis is applying for a loan to buy fertilizer, manure, and pesticides for next month's corn planting. She is thinking of harvesting part of her crops and wants to keep it healthy and free of pests. She dreams of having more land for planting corn so that she can keep providing for her family. This would also mean that the land could be worked by generations of her descendents, since she wishes to start a small business selling bags of tortillas some day.
Doña gladis solicita ayuda para poder comprar fertilizantes, abono, plaguicidas, para su cultivo ya que este próximo mes piensa sacar una parte de su cosecha la cual quiere aprovechar en su totalidad manteniendola sana y limpia de cualquier plaga.
Sus sueños a futuro es tener una amplia plantación de maíz la cual pueda seguirles dando bendiciones, sustento familiar y pueda ser trabajada de generación en generación por sus hijos ya que su anhelo es poder algún día iniciar una pequeña empresa de tortillas en bolsa.
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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.
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