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Aurelia
Aurelia is a 54 year-old woman, hard-working and entrepreneurial, whose parents were poor and could not support her studies past the second grade of primary school due to the area where she lived during her childhood. It was her parents who taught her to work the land, learning to do things such as: clearing the fields, pruning, and fertilization for the coffee plantations.

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.
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Aurelia es una mujer de 54 años de edad luchadora emprendedora que debido a la zona donde vivió su niñez sus padres eran de escasos recursos económicos y no pudieron apoyarla con sus estudios cursando hasta el segundo grado de la primaria. Fueron sus padres los que le enseñaron a trabajar la tierra aprendiendo a realizar actividades como: limpieza, poda, fertilización y a abonar las plantaciones de café. Ella tiene 35 años de estar casada y junto a su esposo tienen 3 hijos los cuales viven bajo su mismo techo el mayor de 18 años el cual no está estudiando, el segundo de 15 años está en segundo curso de la secundaria y el ultimo de 9 años está en cuarto grado en la primaria. En la familia se dedica a trabajar y las tierras que agradecen a DIOS por todo y a sus padres por haberlas heredado las cuales están ubicadas a una distancia de 1.5 kilómetros de su casa de habitación por lo cual se trasladan a pie diariamente.

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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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
  • 18
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,225,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Aurelia to buy fertilizer, manure, and supplies for her coffee crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 29, 2013
Listed
May 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014