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Domitila is a hard-working, enterprising woman who's 60 years old. Despite her age, she doesn't stop dreaming big. She completed her education up to the third grade of elementary school and wasn't able to continue because her parents couldn't support her due to a lack of money. She's married and grows coffee alongside her husband and children. This was her parents' means of livelihood and nowadays it's her family's. She has gotten a great deal of experience, because her parents taught her to do farming work when she was very young and she has done that alongside her family for over 40 years. Her customers are middlemen who come to the area, neighbors and other people who sell produce such as coffee. They own the land where they sow. They acquired it with a lot of effort and a lot of work, by saving money and cutting down on several things so they could have a place to sow without having to rent.

She's currently requesting help in order to purchase certified seeds, fertilizer, compost, pesticide and a spray pump so that she can grow a bit more coffee. This will increase her profits due to the amount of coffee that will be grown.

Her plan for the future is to own a large coffee farm which may continue to provide them with blessings and a livelihood for her family. She also hopes that it may be passed down from generation to generation by her children, her grandchildren and the generations to come, as it has been done until now, therefore becoming a family heritage.
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Doña Domitila es una mujer luchadora, emprendedora de 60 años y que a pesar de su edad ella no deja de soñar en grande. Tiene un grado de educación cursado hasta el 3 grado de la primaria y no pudo continuar ya que sus padres no pudieron apoyarla por la falta de dinero. Ella es casada y junto a su esposo y sus hijos se dedican a la siembra y cultivo de café, mismo que ha sido medio de ingreso para sus padres y hoy en día para su familia. Ella tiene mucha experiencia ya que desde muy pequeña fueron sus padres los que le enseñaron a trabajar la tierra y junto a su familia por mas de 40 años. Sus clientes son intermediarios que llegan a la zona, vecinos, y demás que comercializan este producto como lo es el café. El terreno que ellos cultivan es propio y lo adquirieron con mucho esfuerzo y mucho trabajo ahorrando y restringiendoce de muchas cosas para poder tener donde cultivar y no alquilar.

Hoy en día solicita ayuda para poder comprar Semilla certificada, fertilizantes, abono, plaguicidas, y una bomba de fumigación para poder cultivar un poco mas de café ya que esto vendrá a aumentar las ganancias mediante la cantidad de café cultivado.

Sus planes a futuro es tener una amplia plantación de café la cual pueda seguirles dando bendiciones, sustento familiar y pueda ser trabajada de generación en generación por sus hijos, sus nietos, y las próximas generaciones como hasta el día de hoy se hace formando un patrimonio familiar.

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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.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,801,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,475 helped Domitila to purchase certified seeds, fertilizer, compost, pesticide and a spray pump in order to grow coffee.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 3, 2013
May 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014