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Lucia Mirian
Lucia’s a 38-year-old married woman mother of three children who work alongside their father making roofing tiles and growing coffee since they sell their own products. She completed elementary school but was unable to go further because her parents were of very limited economic resources and were unable to continue supporting her so they decided to teach her how to farm the land and grow basic grains and others since this has been a source of income for her parents and currently for her family. They make the roofing tiles in summer because they have to take advantage of the sunshine because they need the sun’s heat to strengthen the finished product. Their customers are people who live around their community or middlemen who know about the quality of their product that can be used to insure their houses’ roofs and protect from the rain and the sun.

She is currently asking for help to buy a solar panel that she’s wanted for a long time because there is no electricity in the place where she lives and she considers that in this day and age it’s necessary to have the home well-lit. For a long time now she’s struggled to do her daily chores by candle light and/or by light from lit pine branches.

Her dream as time goes by is her and her family’s improvement since they are very united and mutually supportive with the various projects they take on together. One of them is the purchase of a solar panel that will bring light to their home so that they can do the various tasks that they can’t get done during the day for lack of time since they spend so much of their day working hard in the fields for their and their children’s future.
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Lucia es una mujer de 38 años de edad casada, madre de 3 hijos los cuales trabajan junto a su padre en la elaboración de teja y el mantenimiento de sus cultivos de café ya que ellos son comerciantes de su propio producto. Ella tiene un grado de educación primaria completado y no pudo seguir estudiando ya que sus padres son de bajos recursos económicos y no la pudieron seguir apoyando por lo tanto decidieron enseñarle a trabajar la tierra en el cultivo de granos básicos y otros ya que este ha sido un medio de ingreso para sus padres y en la actualidad para su familia. La elaboración de teja es lo que ellos en el verano aprovechan ya que necesitan de calor del sol para fortalecer el producto terminado y sus clientes son las personas que habitan a los alrededores de su comunidad e intermediarios que saben de la calidad de su producto con el cual pueden asegurar el techo de sus viviendas, evitar la lluvia y el sol.

Actualmente solicita ayuda para la compra de un panel solar el cual lo ha anhelado desde hace mucho tiempo ya que en el lugar donde ella habita no hay energía eléctrica y considera que hoy en día es necesario tener iluminado su hogar por lo que durante mucho tiempo ella ha luchado con sus oficios domésticos y cotidianos en compañía de luz con candela comercial o/y luz con astillas de madera de pino.

Su sueño es lograr con el paso de los años la superación de ella y su familia ya que son muy unidos y se apoyan entre ellos para los diferentes proyectos que juntos emprenden y uno de ellos es la compra de un panel solar que traerá luz a su hogar con la cual podrán aprovechar para realizar las diferentes tareas que en el día no pueden hacer por la falta de tiempo ya que pasan en el campo trabajando duro para su futuro y el de sus hijos.

Additional Information

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These loans are designed for women who live in communities that do not have electricity, and where the government does not plan to install electricity for at least five years. This financing enables them to purchase solar panels ranging from 36 to 75 watts. COMIXMUL has partnered with an established solar company in Honduras to install the panels and provide maintenance when required. The panels themselves are guaranteed for 25 years. Historically, COMIXMUL has had significant demand for this product that it has been unable to meet. Thanks to Kiva, COMIXMUL will be able to expand access to solar technology to more borrowers.

About Honduras

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,478,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,350 helped Lucia Mirian to buy a solar panel for her house.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 24, 2013
Listed
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 26, 2015