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Basilia is 46 years old, married and the mother of five children. Three of her children are married and live in their own homes but her two youngest are still in school, in different grades. Basilia, her husband and her two youngest children live together under the same roof. Basilia herself didn't receive an education and learned to farm at a very young age (growing coffee, corn and beans). She has been farming independently for more than 26 years, thanks to her parents. Basilia owns the land that she works. Thanks to the good coffee seasons that she has has, she has been able to buy her own land. It is located 2 kilometers from her home and she travels there every day on foot.

Basilia is asking for help so that she can fertilize her crops. This will help strengthen her plants and enable her to grow good beans which are attractive to her customers.

Basilia's plans are to buy more land where she will grow coffee, corn and beans in larger quantities. This will make income for her family and she will be able to cover her youngest children's needs and educational expenses. Her dream is to see them become professionals.
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Doña Basilia es una mujer de 46 años de edad la cual es casada y madre de 5 hijos de los cuales los 3 mayores están casados y en hogar a parte y los dos menores los cuales están en la escuela en diferentes grados de educación viven bajo el mismo techo, ella, el esposo y sus dos hijos menores. Ella no tiene ningún grado de educación y desde muy joven aprendió a trabajar la agricultura (el cultivo de café, maíz y frijoles) practicándolo hace más de 26 años gracias a sus padres los cuales son agricultores. Las tierras que ellos trabajan son propias gracias a las buenas temporadas de café que han podido aprovechar para poderlas comprar las cuales están ubicadas a 2 kilómetros de su casa de habitación a la cual se trasladan a pie diariamente.

Hoy en día ella solicita ayuda para la fertilizar sus cultivos ya que esto ayudara a fortalecer la planta en su totalidad y cultivar un buen grano el cual pueda ser atractivo para sus clientes.

Sus planes son los de poder comprar más tierra y poder cultivar café, maíz y frijol en masa generando ingresos para su familia y poder cubrir las necesidades y los gastos estudiantiles de sus 2 hijos menores ya que su sueño es verlos convertidos en profesionales.

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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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 82
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,194,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Basilia to buy fertilizers for her coffee crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 28, 2013
Jun 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014