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Maria Paula
María, 52, is a determined and enterprising woman whose age doesn't keep her from dreaming big. She's married and has three children who live in her house. The two oldest are in school and the youngest is only three years old.

She finished elementary school and is grateful to her parents for the support they gave her so she could have a basic knowledge. They have limited resources and were unable to continue helping her. They were the ones who taught her to grow coffee from a very young age. Currently she has more than 30 years of experience doing this job with her husband.

In addition to being a coffee grower she also works in retail making bread. She makes it with one of her children and sells it in the area where she lives.

Currently she's requesting help to buy soil amendments and fertilizer for her coffee crop and the nursery she's setting up. She hopes to get a healthy harvest and be able to make the most of it 100%.

Her dreams are to see her children finish college and have better opportunities in life and employment, because working the land is very difficult and there's not a lot of profit.
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Doña María es una mujer de 52 años de edad luchadora, emprendedora y que a pesar de su edad no deja de soñar en grande. Ella es casada y de su matrimonio tiene 3 hijos los cuales viven en su casa los dos mayores estudian y la ultima es de tan solo 3 años de edad. Ella tiene un grado de educación primaria completo y agradece a sus padres por el apoyo que le brindaron para que ella pudiera tener un conocimiento básico ya que ellos son de escasos recursos económicos y no pudieron seguirla apoyando. Fueron ellos los que le enseñaron a cultivar café desde muy joven y actual mente ella se dedica hace más de 30 años en compañía de su esposo a esta actividad. Ella aparte de ser caficultora también se dedica al comercio en lo que es la elaboración de pan el cual lo elabora también en compañía de sus hijos el cual es comercializado en la zona donde ella habita.

Hoy en día solicita ayuda para la compra de abono y fertilizantes para su cultivo de café y el vivero que está poniendo en pie por medio del cual podrá obtener una cosecha sana y la podrá aprovechar al 100%.

Sus sueños son los de ver a sus hijos culminados a nivel universitario, que tengan mejores oportunidades en la vida, mejores oportunidades de empleo ya que el trabajo de la tierra es muy pesado y las ganancias son pocas.

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
  • 19.2
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Maria Paula to buy soil amendments and fertilizer to grow coffee.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 2, 2013
Listed
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014