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Dominga
Dominga, a 41-year-old married woman, has four minor children who live with them. She and her husband work in agriculture, specifically growing coffee. Her husband taught her this work, which they've done for more than five years. She completed elementary school but wasn't able to continue studying because her parents' income was very low.

Currently she and her husband are each other's mutual support to get ahead, which their children depend on. The coffee crop is about 200 meters from her house, so she walks there.

Dominga's requesting help to buy fertilizer, manure, and fumigation bombs to maintain her coffee crop. If she doesn't take care of the crop in time it can become damaged by the blight that especially affects this type of crop.

She dreams of educating her children so they have a better quality of life and better job opportunities. Working the land is difficult and with so much environmental contamination and the lack of materials, the profit is very small. With the loan, however, she'll be able to prepare and strengthen her crop and have an excellent harvest.
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Doña Dominga es una mujer casada de 41 años de edad que de su matrimonio tiene 4 hijos los cuales viven en casa ya que son menores de edad y junto a su esposo trabajan en la agricultura especialmente en el cultivo y siembra de café actividad que realiza hace más de 5 años ya que fue su esposo quien le enseño dicha actividad. Ella tiene un grado de educación primaria completa; pero no pudo seguir estudiando ya que los ingresos que sus padres obtenían eran muy pocos. Actualmente su esposo y ella son apoyo mutuo para salir adelante del cual dependen sus hijos. El cultivo de café queda a una distancia de 200 metros de su casa de habitación por lo cual se trasladan a pie hasta sus cultivos.

Doña Dominga está solicitando ayuda para compra de fertilizante, abono, bombas de fumigación para el mantenimiento de su cultivo de café, mismo que si no se le da mantenimiento y cuidado a tiempo puede ser dañado por la roya enfermedad que afecta especial mente esta clase de cultivo.

Ella sueña con educar a sus hijos para que tengan una mejor calidad de vida, mejores oportunidades de empleo ya que el trabajo de la tierra es muy pesado y con tanta contaminación ambiental y la falta de materiales para el cuido, las ganancias que quedan son pocas, pero de esta forma ella podrá preparar y fortalecer su cultivo y tener una excelente cosecha.

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
  • 34
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $7,982,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Dominga to buy fertilizer, manure, and fumigation bombs for her coffee crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 8, 2013
Listed
Apr 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014