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Marina is 46 years old, married and the mother of two children. She is head of the household and has worked in agriculture since she was young, having 6 years of education. Only she and her husband work in agriculture, and have for more than 10 years, but it was her parents who taught her to work with the earth when she was young. She cultivates primarily corn, beans and coffee. The earth that she and her husband work in is their own, thanks to the hard work they have put into being frugal to be able to one day have something of their own.

She has requested a loan from COMIXMUL to be able to give better care to her coffee plants, and in this way she will be able to protect her coffee plants from a harmful pests.

Her dream is to be able to extend and increase the variety and quality of her plants to be able to offer more of what her clients are looking for and meet her goals. In this way she will generate more income for her family and will be able to support her children in their studies. Her dream is to see them grow and become professionals.
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Doña Marina es una mujer de 46 años casada y madre de 2 hijos, ama de casa y agricultora desde su juventud con 6 años de educación primaria cursados. En la agricultura solo ella y su esposo se involucran desde hace más de 10 años pero fueron sus padres los que en su juventud le enseñaron a trabajar la tierra en lo que es el cultivo de maíz, frijol, y café principalmente. La tierra que ella y su esposo trabajan es propia gracias al esfuerzo que juntos han hecho al abstenerse de muchas cosas para poder algún día tener algo propio.

Ella ha solicitado a COMIXMUL un financiamiento para poder tecnificar sus cultivos de café ya que de esa forma ella podrá proteger sus cultivos de café de la broca que es un bicho dañino y de la roya como enfermedad.

Su sueño es poder extender y ampliar sus cultivos en variedad y calidad para poder ofrecer a sus clientes más de lo que ellos buscan y así poder cubrir sus expectativas ya que de esa forma ella podrá generar mayores ingresos para su familia, podrá apoyar a sus hijos en sus estudios ya que su sueño es verlos crecer y 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
  • 29
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Marina to buy agricultural inputs for her coffee plants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2013
Jul 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014