She is 35 years old, married, and together with her husband has 3 children who live under the same roof. The oldest, 18, is not studying, the second, 15, is the second year of secondary school, and the last, 9, is in the fourth grade of primary school. In the family, they make a living by working off the land, which they thank god for everything and their parents for inheriting them. They are located at a distance of 1.5 kilometers from their home for which they move by foot each day.
Nowadays, she is requesting a loan to help her buy fertilizer, manure, and other supplies. These will help her keep her coffee crops healthy and clean from infestation and disease. Her dream is to be able to make her farm bigger, plant a better variety, and take advantage of the demand of staple foods in the area since, this way, she will be able to generate more income for her children's studies, family expenses, and other things which come up daily.
Hoy en día ella solicita ayuda para la compra de fertilizantes, abonos, y otros insumos que ayudaran a mantener sano y limpio de plagas y enfermedades sus cultivos de café.
Su sueño es poder ampliar sus plantaciones, sembrar una mejor variedad y aprovechar la demanda de granos básicos en la zona ya que de esa manera ella podrá generar más ingresos para los estudios de sus hijos, los gastos familiares y otros que a diario se presentan.
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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.
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