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Octavila
Octavila, 71, is an enterprising woman who strives and doesn't stop dreaming big despite her age. A retired teacher, she's single and has grown children, all with their families and away from home.

She has made a living in agriculture for many years because this work was her means of support for her family and it continues being hers today. She has the help of her children, who help maintain her coffee crops with pruning, weeding, cutting, and fertilizing.

She markets and sells her product around her home to some neighbors, people who sell it retail in the local market. Her crops are located 30 minutes from her house; she gets there in her own vehicle.

Octavila's requesting help to be able to buy fertilizer, soil amendments, pesticide, and a fumigation bomb for her coffee crop. These products are expensive these days and the harmful roya fungus contaminates and damages an entire crop if not treated in time.

Her future plans are to have an extensive coffee farm that will continue to be a blessing that can support her family and be worked through the generations by her children, grandchildren, and the next generations, just as up to the present it is becoming a family asset.
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Doña Octavila es una mujer luchadora, emprendedora de 71 años y que a pesar de su edad ella no deja de soñar en grande, ella es maestra de educación jubilada, soltera y con hijos ya mayores de edad cada quien con su familia y apartado en hogar. Ella se dedica a la agricultura hace muchos años ya que esta actividad ha sido medio de sustento para su familia y lo sigue siendo para ella hoy en día con la ayuda de sus hijos que contribuyen a dar el mantenimiento a sus cultivos de café como: poda, limpieza, corte y fertilización del mismo. 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. Sus cultivos están ubicados a 30 minutos de su casa de habitación al cual se transporta en vehículo propio.

Doña Octavila solicita ayuda para poder comprar fertilizantes, abono, plaguicidas, y una bomba de fumigación para su cultivo de café, ya que hoy en día esta clase de productos son caros y la (roya) que es un hongo dañino de no ser tratado a tiempo contamina y daña una cosecha completa.

Sus planes 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 como hasta el día de hoy se hace formando un patrimonio familiar.

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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
  • 45
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $7,989,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Octavila to buy fertilizer, soil amendments, pesticide, and a fumigation bomb.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 17, 2013
Listed
Apr 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014