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Rigoberta
Rigoberta is 34 years old and is a single mother with two children who depend on her for everything. Her children have finished primary school, and they help her with different activities in the fields that Rigoberta does daily with her brother. Rigoberta completed one grade of primary education – which she was able to do thanks to her parents’ effort, dedication and support – but she was not able to continue her studies because of a lack of economic resources. She has a lot of experience working in agriculture, since her parents taught her from a very young age how to work the land and where to grow vegetables and coffee. She sells her crops to different buyers who come to the area where she lives, as well as directly to grocery stores in urban areas. Her crops are located two kilometers from her house, and she travels to them each day on foot to care for them so she can prevent damage to her harvest.

Today Rigoberta is requesting a loan to buy agricultural inputs such as manure and other fertilizers to maintain her crops. With this loan she will be able to protect her coffee and vegetable crops against insects and other pests.

Rigoberta’s dream is to continue improving her crops so that she can increase the size, variety and quality of her harvests. She says that her children are her greatest priority – especially their studies – but also all of the other things that come up daily that her family needs or that can improve their quality of life.
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Rigoberta es una mujer de 34 años de edad madre soltera de 2 hijos los cuales dependen de ella en todos los aspectos los cuales ya terminaron su primaria completa y la ayudan con las diferentes actividades en el campo que a diario ella en compañía de su hermano hace. Ella tiene un grado de educación primario completo el cual pudo terminar gracias al esfuerzo, dedicación y apoyo que sus padres le brindaron; pero no pudo seguir por la falta de apoyo económico. Ella tiene mucha experiencia en el trabajo de la agricultura ya que sus padres le enseñaron desde muy pequeña a trabajar la tierra en donde es cultivada la hortaliza como también el café. Sus clientes son los diferentes compradores que llegan a la zona y también las bodegas en la zona urbana donde es vendido su producto directamente. Sus cultivos están ubicados a 2 kilómetros de su casa de habitación al cual se trasladan diariamente a pie para dar asistencia técnica para evitar daños en sus cosechas.

Hoy en día ella solicita ayuda para la compra de insumos como ser: abono, fertilizantes, foliares entre otros para el mantenimiento de sus cultivos ya que con este apoyo podrá proteger sus cultivos de café y hortalizas y estará más seguro de plagas entre otros.

Su sueños es mejorar día a día sus cultivos poder incrementar un poco más sus cosechas en variedad y calidad ya que sus hijos son la prioridad más grande, sus estudios y otras necesidades que diariamente se presentan para el mejoramiento de su familia.

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
  • 56
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,365,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Rigoberta to buy agricultural inputs such as manure and other fertilizers for her coffee and vegetable crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 23, 2013
Listed
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014