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Santa Emiliana
Santa, 37, is a single housewife who has worked as a farmer for many years, having learnt the trade from her parents as this has always been her family's main source of income. She has completed primary level education, thanks to a lot of effort and hard work. She grows potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and other things and has been working in this trade for 17 years. She is grateful to her parents for giving her a place to work and grow her crops, which she sells in the different areas around her home town. Currently she lives with her parents in a home that they built together as a family, their home has no electricity and there were no plans to install it for a while as their area is remote and the budget is small.

But, with the help that she is requesting today, she will be able to buy a solar panel that will help her parents and avoid them having to burn oil lamps and wood, which is damaging for their health and the environment.

Her dream is to be able to sell her products on a large scale and through this she will be able to earn more money for herself and her family and continue expanding her harvests. But her goal is to buy a solar panel to be able to enjoy her family home with her siblings, parents and friends with light and not materials that are damaging to their health.
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Doña Santa es una mujer de 37 años de edad soltera, ama de casa y dedicada a la agricultura desde hace muchos años actividad inculcada por sus padres ya que este medio ha sido y sigue siendo medio de ingreso para ellos y su familia por muchos años. Ella tiene un grado de educación primario completado la cual pudo terminar con mucho esfuerzo y empeño. Ella se dedica al cultivo de papa, brócoli, coliflor y otros desde hace más de 17 años y agradece a sus padres por haberle brindado y regalado un área de trabajo para poder sembrar y cultivar el producto que ella misma comercializa en las diferentes zonas donde ella habita. Actual mente la casa de sus padres construida por el esfuerzo entre todos como familia no tiene energía eléctrica la cual por un tiempo no se tiene planeado instalar ya que la zona es retirada y el presupuesto es poco.

Pero con la ayuda que hoy en día ella solicita podrá comprar un panel solar el cual será de apoyo para sus padres y evitara la quema de palo de ocote, candiles u otros que sean dañinos para la salud y para el medio ambiente.

Su sueño es lograr con el paso de los años comercializar su producto en grandes escalas ya que por medio de eso ella podrá generar más ingresos para ella y su familia y seguir ampliando sus cosechas. Pero su meta es poder comprar el panel solar para poder disfrutar de su hogar en familia con sus hermanos, padres y amigos en compañía de luz y no de materiales dañinos para la salud.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 112
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,212,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Santa Emiliana to buy a solar panel for her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2015