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Catalina
Catalina is 58 years old, married, and has eight children but only one of her daughters still lives with her and helps her with the housework, such as cleaning and other daily chores that come up. She does not have a formal education because her family had limited resources and they were not able to support her. She is a hardworking, enterprising, lady who thanks God every day because he allows her to be alive and gives her the strength to get ahead. She is no longer with her husband but she decided to look ahead and create more opportunities for a family income. She has a small business where she makes tortillas but her strongest business is farming, started by her husband more than ten years ago and currently provides half of the family income.

Catalina is asking for this loan to buy fertilizer, compost, and bug bombs to maintain her coffee crop. If she doesn’t maintain it, then it can be damaged by diseases that affect this type of crop.

She dreams of an education for her daughter so that she can have a better quality of life and better opportunities for employment because working the land is hard work and with so much environmental pollution and lack of supplies, earnings are low. However she can prepare and strengthen her crop in this way and have an excellent harvest.
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Catalina es una mujer casada de 58 años de edad que de su matrimonio tiene 8 hijos de los cuales solo una hija vive con ella y ayuda con algunas actividades en el hogar como la limpieza y otros que a diario se presentan. Ella no tiene ningún grado de educación ya que su familia es de bajos recursos y no pudieron apoyarla. Ella es una mujer luchadora y emprendedora y agradece a DIOS diariamente porque le permite estar con vida y con muchas fuerzas para salir adelante. En la actualidad ella no esta con su pareja en familia y por lo mismo decidió ver mas halla y crear nuevas opciones de ingreso para su familia. Ella tiene un pequeño negocio de elaboración de tortillas pero su fuerte es la agricultura actividad inculcada por su esposo hace mas de 10 años la cual ha sido y es en la actualidad medio de ingreso para su familia.

Catalina 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 su hija para que tenga 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
  • 12
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,228,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Catalina to buy farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 25, 2013
Listed
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014