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Maria Gladiz
María is 40 years old, single and mother to two children, both of whom are adults. They all live together under the same roof, including with María's two grandchildren. María has worked in agriculture for over ten years. She sows and grows coffee and receives help from her two children - though they are her only support. María's crops are a kilometre away from her home and she arrives there each day on foot. Her biggest challenge currently is a lack of electricity in her home. The town is not expected to have electricity for some time so María is forced to light the home with ocote pine firewood, oil lamps and candles.

However, with the help that she is now applying for, she will be able to buy a solar panel which will help keep the house lit and avoid having to burn firewood, oil or use anything else that might be harmful to health or the environment.

María's dream is, in time, to sell her product on a larger scale as then she would be able to generate a higher income for her family and continue increasing her harvest. Nevertheless, her goal is buy the solar panel to use at home with her children and grandchildren so that they are healthy and not causing damage to the environment.
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Doña María es una mujer de 40 años de edad soltera y madre de 2 hijos los cuales son mayores con hogares y viven todos en familia bajo el mismo techo incluyendo sus 2 nietos. Ella es agricultora hace más de 10 años en lo que es la actividad de la siembra y cultivo de café en la cual también se involucran sus 2 hijos siendo ellos los únicos apoyos para ella. Sus cultivos están a una distancia de un kilómetro y medio al cual se trasladan pie diariamente. En la actualidad su mayor desafió es la falta de energía eléctrica en la zona donde está construida su casa ya que no se tiene planeado por un tiempo la instalación de energía eléctrica por lo cual es necesaria hoy en día para mantener iluminada su casa la cual lo hace mediante leña de ocote, candiles y vela comercial.

Pero con la ayuda que hoy en día ella solicita podrá comprar un panel solar el cual será de apoyo para mantener su casa iluminada y evitar 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 su familia como los de seguir ampliando sus cosechas. Pero su meta es poder comprar el panel solar para poder disfrutar de su hogar en familia con sus hijos y sus nietos de una manera sana sin perjudicar el medio ambiente y 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
  • 73
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,633,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Maria Gladiz to buy a solar panel for her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 24, 2013
Listed
May 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014