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Marina is 46 years old. She is a very strong woman, and she is eager to improve herself and get ahead. She is a single mother and has one son. She completed her primary education and is grateful to God and to her parents for giving her the opportunity of going to school and acquiring basic knowledge. Her parents were the ones, along with her older siblings, who taught her the business of farming at a very young age. They taught her how to trim, clean, and fertilize the crops. This has been her family's only source of income for a long time. Currently that is still the case and they are able to cover their needs: clothing, food, medications, and other items. Her customers are the people who come to the area: neighbors, friends, and family members who work selling this product.

Currently she is requesting help to buy fertilizers and weed-killers for her coffee crops, since now days there are a lot of pests and diseases that deteriorate entire crops and everything can be lost unless treated in time.

Her dream is for her son to be able to have an education so that he can have a higher quality of life, a better future, and make the most of the opportunities that may arise in the future. She also wants to continue increasing her crops in order to obtain a higher income, because her family depends on this business to get ahead.
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Marina es una mujer de 46 años de edad, con muchas fuerzas, con muchos deseos de superarse y de salir adelante y madre soltera de un hijo. Ella tiene un grado de educación primaria completo y agradece a DIOS y a sus padres por haberle dado la oportunidad de poder estudiar y tener un conocimiento básico. Fueron ellos en compañía de sus hermanos mayores en su juventud los que le enseñaron la actividad de la agricultura a muy temprana edad enseñándole las actividades como ser: corte, limpieza, fertilización y abono al cultivo. Este es el único medio de ingreso para su familia desde hace mucho tiempo y sigue siéndolo en la actualidad pudiendo cubrir necesidades como: la vestimenta, alimentación, medicinas entre otros. Sus clientes son las personas que llegan a la zona, vecinos, amigos y familiares que se dedican al comercio de este producto.

Actualmente ella solicita ayuda para la compra de fertilizantes, herbicidas, abono para su cultivo de café ya que hoy en día hay mucha plaga y enfermedades que deterioran los cultivos en su totalidad perdiendo todo de no tratar a tiempo.

Su sueño es que su hijo logre educarse para que tenga una mejor calidad de vida, un mejor futuro y puedan aprovechar las oportunidades que en un futuro se les presenten como también seguir aumentando su cultivo para obtener mejores ingresos ya que su familia solo depende de este rubro para salir adelante.

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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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Marina to purchase fertilizer and weed-killers for her coffee crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 26, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014