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25-year old Maritza is a farmer and a housekeeper in a private home. She is mother to two daughters whom she loves very much and supports in every way possible. She completed grade 6 of primary school and is grateful to her parents for the opportunity to attend school. They were the ones who taught her how to grow crops such as corn, beans, and coffee, and above all, potatoes. Potatoes are well-suited to the climate and land where she lives. Maritza and her husband are the only ones involved in this activity. The produce is sold in the local market to distributors who travel to the area to buy goods.

Maritza is now seeking financial assistance to buy certified seed potatoes, manure and fertilizer for her crops and get technical help for her land.

Her dreams are to grow crops on a bigger scale and sell the produce in other markets and Central American countries so she can generate more income for her family and provide her daughters with a better future.
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Maritza es una mujer de 25 años de edad agricultora y ama de casa en particular, madre de 2 hijas a quienes ama mucho y apoya en todo lo necesario. Ella tiene un grado de educación primaria completa cursada hasta el 6 grado y agradece el apoyo que sus padres le dieron al darle la oportunidad de estudiar. Fueron ellos los que le enseñaron a cultivar hortaliza entre otros como el maíz, frijol y café pero en especial la papa ya que en la zona donde ella habita el clima y la tierra es apta para el mismo siendo ella y su esposo los únicos que se involucran. Su producto es comercializado en el mercado local, con los intermediarios que llegan hasta la zona para poder comprar entre otros.

Ella actualmente solicita ayuda para la compra de semilla de papa certificada, abono y fertilizantes para poder cultivar y dar su asistencia técnica al producto.

Sus sueños son los de poder producir en mayor escala, vender su producto en otros mercados y en otros países de centro américa para poder generar mayores ingresos para su familia y darle un mejor futuro a sus hijas.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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
  • 89
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,205,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Maritza buy certified seed potatoes, manure and fertilizer for her crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014