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Fidelina
Fidelina is a hardworking, 57-year-old woman. She's been happily married for over 30 years, and from her marriage she has four children, two of whom are adults and two are underage. The underage children attend different grades in elementary school and depend on her. Her daughter-in-law lives under her roof; she doesn't have any children yet and she helps with domestic chores and other daily household activities. Fidelina has an incomplete elementary school level education. She studied up to the second grade and couldn't go on due to a lack of financial support, since her parents have a low income. They were the ones who taught her to work in agriculture from a very young age. She grows plantains, a business that has been the only source of income for her family for several years and still is to this day. She owns the land where she works, thanks to the years of efforts from herself and her husband. Her produce is sold in grocery stores in the area where she lives, in villages near that community and other locations, since her crops are high quality and have good size. Her crops are located three kilometers from her home, and they ride animals to get there. Her husband and two of her children are involved in maintaining and nurturing the crops.

She's currently requesting support to purchase compost and other supplies in order to keep her produce healthy and safe from any pests or diseases that may damage the crop.

Her goal is to own a large plantain farm that is the best one in the area. That way she'll be able to turn a profit and start a new project such as a coffee crop. The area is suitable for that because of the weather and the healthy, fertile soil. Her dream is to be able to have her two younger children graduate from college and keep the business going so that it will grow more prosperous and be handed down from generation to generation.
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Doña Fidelina es una mujer luchadora con 57 años de edad feliz mente casada por más de 30 años que de su matrimonio tiene 4 hijos de los cuales 2 de ellos son mayores y 2 son menores los cuales estudian en diferentes grados de educación primaria y dependen de ella. Bajo su techo vive su nuera la cual no tiene hijos aun y ayuda con los oficios domésticos y otras actividades que a diario se realizan en el hogar. Doña Fidelina tiene un grado de educación de primaria no completado el cual pudo cursar hasta el 2 grado y no pudo continuar por falta de apoyo económico ya que sus padres son de bajos recursos. Fueron ellos los que le enseñaron la agricultura desde muy joven ella se dedica al cultivo de plátanos actividad que ha sido en su familia único medio de ingreso desde hace muchos años y que en la actualidad sigue siéndolo. Las tierras que ella trabaja son propias gracias al esfuerzo de años puesto por ella y su esposo. Su producto es comercializado en la zona donde ella habita en pulpería, aldeas cercanas a la comunidad y otros ya que sus cultivos son de calidad y de buen tamaño mismos que están ubicados a 3 kilómetros de su casa de habitación al cual se trasladan en vestía y se involucran su esposo y sus 2 hijos para su mantenimiento y cuido.

Actualmente solicita ayuda para la compra de abono y otros insumos que mantienen sano y seguro su producto de cualquier plaga o enfermedad que deteriore su cultivo.

Su meta es tener una amplia plantación de plátanos que sea la mejor de la zona para que de esa forma pueda obtener ingresos y poder empezar un nuevo proyecto como ser el cultivo de café ya que la zona es apta por su clima, su tierra sana y fértil. Sus sueños son de poder graduar a sus 2 hijos menores a nivel universitario y que ellos continúen con el proyecto para que sea más próspero y sea pasado de generación en generación.

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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.

About Honduras

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,473,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Fidelina to purchase compost and other supplies for her plantain trees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 10, 2013
Listed
Apr 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014