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Antonia Elizabeth
Antonia is 27 years old and has a partner and two children. For the past eight years she has been working in agriculture, and her speciality is growing coffee plants. She learned this trade from her partner and her parents, who have been farmers all their lives. She was able to complete her primary school education thanks to her parents' support. Growing coffee is a delicate business, and an entire crop can be lost if the appropriate supplies aren't applied on time.

For this reason, she has applied for financial assistance from the COMIXMUL cooperative, which which she plans to use to purchase 12 quintals of fertilizer, 12 quintals of urea, and 10 quintals of coffee formula, among other products, to assure the health of her plants for the next harvest.

Her long-term goals are to buy more land to increase coffee production, plant a more competitive variety of coffee, and improve the technology used for her crops. Her dream is to increase profits so that she can give her family a better quality of life and her children better opportunities in education than she had growing up, and would like to one day send them to university so that they can be successful.
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Antonia tiene 27 años de edad está acompañada y tiene dos hijos. Cuenta con 8 años de dedicarse a la agricultura siendo su especialidad el cultivo de café. Ella aprendió dichas actividades en compañía de su pareja y de sus padres ya que ellos han sido desde toda una vida agricultores. Tiene un grado de educación primaria completo el cual pudo cursar gracias al apoyo brindado por sus padres. En la agricultura especialmente con el café es un producto delicado y de no tratarse a tiempo con los insumos necesario puede perderse la cosecha completa.

Es por ello que ha solicitado un financiamiento a la cooperativa COMIXMUL con el cual planea comprar 12 QQ de fertilizantes, 12 QQ de urea 10 QQ de formula cafetalera entre otros con los cuales mantendrá segura y sana para la próxima cosecha.

Sus metas a largo plazo son las de ampliar sus cultivos de café con la compra de más tierra, sembrar una variedad de café más competitiva y tecnificar sus cultivos. Sus sueños es mediante a los ingresos darle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida, mejores oportunidades de estudio de las que ella tuvo en su juventud dando la oportunidad a sus hijos de enviarlos a la universidad para que sean personas de provecho.

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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,349,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,425 helped Antonia Elizabeth to buy fertilizers, urea, etc. for her coffee plants.
50% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 16, 2013
Listed
Aug 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible