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Maria De La Paz
Maria is a fighter and an entrepreneurial woman who is 51 years old. In spite of her age, she has not stopped dreaming big. She is a merchant and farms her own product. She is married and has 3 grown children, each one with their own family and separate home. She has been a farmer for many years, since this activity has been the method of sustaining her family, and it continues to be for herself today with the help of her children, who contribute to the maintenance of her coffee crops by pruning, cleaning, cutting, and fertilizing. Her product is sold in the areas near her home to some neighbors, small-scale merchants in the local market, and others. Her crops are located 1.5 kilometers from her house.

Maria is asking for help to be able to buy fertilizer, manure, insecticide, and a fumigation pump for her coffee crop, since nowadays these kinds of products are expensive, and the rust, which is a damaging fungus, contaminates and damages a whole harvest if it is not treated in time.

Her plans for the future are to have a large coffee plantation that can continue to bless and sustain the family and be worked generation after generation by her children, her grandchildren, and the next generations as it is today, forming a family inheritance.
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Doña Maria es una mujer luchadora, emprendedora de 51 años y que a pesar de su edad ella no deja de soñar en grande, ella es comerciante y agricultora de su propio producto, casada y con 3 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 1.5 Kilómetros de distancia de su casa de habitación.

Doña Maria 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.

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
  • 53
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,383,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Maria De La Paz to be able to buy fertilizer, manure, insecticide, and a fumigation pump for her coffee crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 27, 2013
Listed
Apr 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014