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Suyapa
Doña Suyapa is a determined 39 year old woman with a primary school education. She lives with her husband and her large family composed of nine children, four of whom are attending different grades in school in the community. Two of her children, who are 14 and 16 years old, help with different tasks in the fields and the last three are being cared for at home because they are still very young.

She and her family have cultivated potatoes for a long time. Her parents taught her how to cultivate them and also how to sell them at the local market and in surrounding areas. She also cultivates basic grains on a small scale, part of which she sells at the same time, while she keeps the other part for family consumption. The land that she and her husband cultivate is their own, thanks to their many years of work and sacrifice. It is located 20 meters from their home, which enables them to keep their crops well cared for and healthy.

She is currently requesting help to purchase compost, fertilizer and foliar applications in order to provide more and better care for her crops. Thus she will be able to capitalize on the best harvest possible.

Her short term goals are to increase yields so that she can harvest more and generate more income in order to cover the costs of school, food, clothing and medicine for her children’s well being. Her dream is to continue supporting her children’s education so they can graduate and study for good careers at the university in the future.
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Doña Suyapa es una mujer de 39 años de edad luchadora con un grado de escolaridad de primaria completa y junto a su esposo y su numerosa familia compuesta por 9 hijos de los cuales 4 de ellos están estudiando en la escuela de la comunidad en diferentes grados de educación 2 entre edades de 14 y 16 años ayudan con las diferentes actividades en el campo y los últimos 3 en cuidado ya que son menores de edad. Ella y su familia se dedican al cultivo de papa desde hace mucho tiempo y fueron sus padres los que le enseñaron a cultivarla como también a comercializarla en el mercado local y sus alrededores. Ella también cultiva granos básicos a pequeña escala que al mismo tiempo son también comercializados una parte y la otra para el consumo de su familia. El terreno que ella y su esposo cultivan es propio gracias al esfuerzo y sacrificio impuesto por muchos años de trabajo el cual está ubicado a 20 metros de su casa de habitación por lo cual les permite mantener cuidado y sano sus cultivos.

Actualmente solicita ayuda para la compra de abono, fertilizantes y foliares para dar una mejor y mayor asistencia a sus cultivos ya que por medio de esto ella podrá aprovechar su cosecha al máximo.

Sus metas a corto plazo son de poder aumentar sus cosechas para producir más y generar más ingresos para cubrir los gastos de estudio, alimentación, vestimenta, medicina para el bienestar de sus hijos. Su sueño es seguir apoyando a sus hijos en la parte educativa para que ellos puedan graduarse y estudiar una carrera universitaria de provecho en el futuro.

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
  • 20
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,201,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Suyapa to purchase compost, foliar sprays and fertilizer for her crops and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 17, 2013
Listed
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014