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Maria Elizabet
Maria is 38 years old and is a hardworking, enterprising woman. She is married and has five children, two of whom attend secondary school and the other three also attend school. They help their parents after school in the home and in the fields. She has a third grade education and was not able to continue because her parents were of limited resources. She raises coffee and has been doing so, along with her husband, for six years. It was her parents who taught her when she was very young. The land they work belongs to them, thanks to the work and effort they put in together to acquire it and it’s located one km from her home. They walk there each day to maintain their crops.

She is asking for help to buy fertilizer and compost for her coffee crops. They are expensive and she needs them so that her crops will be healthy and free from disease that destroys crops completely.

Her goal is to keep her crops healthy and free from disease and other things that can damage them, so that she will have a good harvest and be able to obtain better earnings. This is her only form of support for her family and her children’s future.
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María de 38 años de edad luchadora, emprendedora, casada que de su matrimonio tiene 5 de los cuales los 2 mayores están en secundaria y los otros 3 en la escuela los cuales al salir de sus estudios ayudan a sus padres con las actividades en el hogar y en el campo. Ella tiene un grado de educación primaria no completado cursado hasta el 3 grado y por falta de apoyo económico por parte de sus padres no pudo continuar ya que ellos eran de escasos recursos. Ella se dedica al cultivo de café hace 6 años en compañía de su esposo pero fueron sus padres los que le enseñaron la actividad desde muy pequeña. El terreno que ellos trabajan es propio gracias al esfuerzo y trabajo que juntos pusieron para adquirirlo el cual está ubicado a una distancia de un kilómetro de su casa de habitación al cual se trasladan a pie diariamente para darle mantenimiento a sus cultivos.

Actualmente ella solicita ayuda para la compra de fertilizantes y abonos para sus cultivos de café ya que estos productos son caros y son necesarios para que sus cultivos estén sanos y libres de roya enfermedad que destruye cultivos completos de café y plagas.

Su meta es mantener su cultivo sano y libre de plagas y otros que lo puedan dañar para poder tener una buena cosecha y así mismo obtener buenas y mejores ganancias para re invertir en sus cultivos ya que este es su único ingreso para el sustento de su familia y el futuro de sus hijos.

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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
  • 25
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,239,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maria Elizabet to buy farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 15, 2013
Listed
May 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 18, 2013