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Marina
Marina, age 33, is a farmer and housewife. She has two children in different grades of elementary school. She and her husband cultivate coffee, corn, and beans. She completed her elementary school education thanks partially to her parents' financial support. Her parents also taught her to work the land at a very young age. She and her husband have farmed together for over ten years. Agriculture is a family tradition in her family and in her husband's family; in her community, it is the only source of income for all of the families, including hers. The land that she and her husband work is their own; they were able to buy it some time ago. They plan to keep expanding it.
She has requested a loan from COMIXMUL for the purchase of supplies to strengthen her crops for their growth and development.
Her plans for the future are to continue increasing her crops and her land, and to continue supporting her children in their studies so that they can go to university. She wants to support their growth and development, both morally and financially.
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Marina con 33 años de edad es una mujer agricultora y ama de casa madre de 2 hijos los cuales están en primaria cursando diferentes grados de educación y en compañía de su esposo trabajan el cultivo y siembra de café, maíz y frijol. Ella tiene un grado de educación primaria completo el cual pudo terminar gracias al apoyo financiero por parte de sus padres mismos que le enseñaron a trabajar la tierra desde muy temprana edad y en compañía de su esposo hace más de 10 años. En su familia y en la de su pareja la agricultura es una tradición familiar y en su comunidad es el único medio de ingreso económico para cada una de las familias incluyendo la de ella. La tierra que trabajan en compañía de su esposo es propia ya que pudieron comprarla hace algún tiempo y en sus planes están los de hacerla seguir creciendo.

Ella ha solicitado a la cooperativa COMIXMUL un financiamiento para la compra de insumos los cuales darán firmeza y energía a sus cultivos para su crecimiento y desarrollo.

Sus planes a futuro son los de seguir aumentando sus cultivos y su tierra, como también los de poder seguir apoyando a sus hijos en sus estudios para que ellos puedan estudiar carreras a nivel universitario que ayuden a su desarrollo y a su crecimiento tanto moral como financiero.

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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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 22
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,218,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Marina to purchase supplies for maintaining her coffee crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 25, 2013
Listed
Jul 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014