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Maria Guadalupe
Maria is a 36 year-old woman who is tenacious and who has a strong desire to succeed. She is married, and is the mother of 5 children. Her oldest has finished elementary school, the next two are in different grades of elementary school, and the youngest two are not yet old enough to attend school. Maria did not attend school at all, because her parents were poor and could not help her. They were the ones who taught her to farm from the time that she was very young, because it has been a tradition in her family going back to her grandparents to cultivate coffee.

Maria has a lot of experience, as she's been growing coffee for more than 8 years. She and her husband own the land that they work together, because they inherited it from her husband's parents. Their land is located 50 meters from their house. Maria, her husband, and their children walk to the fields each day to care for their crops and make their land productive.

Maria is requesting help to buy organic and chemical fertilizers for her coffee crops, because with these products she will be assured of a good harvest, and she will avoid the pests and crop diseases such as the Roya fungus. Maria's dream is to make her farm more productive, because in this way she will be able to ensure the future of her children by saving for their education, so that they will have a better living standard and more income once they graduate from the university.
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Doña María es una mujer joven de 36 años de edad luchadora con muchos deseos de superarse ella es casada y madre de 5 hijos los cuales el mayor termino la primaria, los dos que le siguen están estudiando en primaria en diferentes grados de educación y los últimos 2 están muy pequeños y no estudian. Ella no tiene ningún grado de educación cursado ya que sus padres eran de escasos recursos económicos y no pudieron ayudarla. Fueron ellos los que le enseñaron a trabajar la tierra desde muy pequeña ya que por tradición sus padres, sus abuelos, se han dedicado al cultivo de café. Ella tiene mucha experiencia ya que tiene más de 8 años de dedicarse al cultivo de café y el terreno que ella junto a su esposo cultiva es propio ya que fue una herencia por parte de sus suegros, el cual está ubicado a 50 metros de distancia de su casa de habitación al cual se traslada en compañía de su esposo y sus hijos a pie diariamente para su asistencia y otros que hacen de su cultivo productivo.

Doña María solicita ayuda para la compra de abono y fertilizantes para su cultivo de café ya que por medio de estos productos ella podrá asegurar su cosecha y podrá evitar que sean infectadas por plagas y enfermedades como la roya.

Sus sueños son de hacer de sus cultivos más productivos ya que por medio de esto ella podrá asegurar el futuro de sus hijos formando un capital para darle sus estudios y tengan un mejor estilo de vida y mejores ingresos cuando ellos se gradúen a nivel universitario.

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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
  • 26
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,148,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.2
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,475 helped Maria Guadalupe to buy organic and chemical fertilizers for her coffee crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 6, 2013
Listed
May 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014