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Angela is a 48 year old woman. She is a widow and mother of three children. She has a primary school education and didn’t complete fourth grade. She lost her partner three years ago due to natural causes. Her three children are her only support, the only ones who are involved in the field work. Since the death of her partner, she has been looking for a way to generate income for her household. Currently, she has a strawberry production as well as a business selling tamales and home-cooked meals. She has had training with some organizations that have taught her how to care for and maintain her strawberry crops. However, when she was young, it was her parents that taught her this activity through experience. The land that she and her children cultivate, as well as the house they live in and own is thanks to the work of her and her partner. Currently, she is requesting assistance to purchase certified seed potatoes, organic fertilizer, and foliar fertilizer to maintain her strawberry crops and later, the potato crops. In the future, she plans to install a drip irrigation system, which is necessary to keep the sown seeds strengthened and nourished for their growth and development.
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Doña Angela es una mujer de 48 años de edad, viuda y madre de 3 hijos la cual tiene un grado de educación primaria no completada cursada hasta el 4 grado. Ella perdió a su pareja hace 3 años por muerte natural siendo su único apoyo sus tres hijos los únicos involucrados en sus actividades en el campo. Desde la muerte de su pareja ella ha buscado la forma de generar ingresos para su hogar en la cual actualmente ella tiene una producción de fresas como también el comercio (venta de tamales, comidas caceras). Ella ha tenido capacitaciones con algunas organizaciones las cuales le han enseñado el cuido y mantenimiento para sus cultivos de fresas pero fueron sus padres los que desde pequeña le enseñaron de forma empírica dicha actividad. La tierra que ella y sus hijos cultivan como también la casa donde habitan es propia gracias al trabajo de ella y su pareja en vida.

Ella actualmente solicita ayuda para la compra de semilla certificada de papa, abono y foliares para dar mantenimiento a sus cultivos de fresas y posteriormente a los cultivos de papa.

Sus planes a futuro es instalar un sistema de riego por goteo el cual es necesario para mantener la semilla sembrada fortalecida y alimentada para su crecimiento y desarrollo.

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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
  • $8,845,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Angela to purchase certified seed potatoes for cultivation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014