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Santos
Santos is a strong, hard-working, entrepreneurial woman with ambitions to get ahead. She completed primary school thanks to the financial support of her parents (despite their economic difficulties) and because there were a few schools in the area in which she grew up.

She is now 32 years old, she is the mother of 5 children, and she is married. Santos and her family engage in the different agricultural activities that people commonly do in the region. She also owns a small store that enables her to earn an income for her family and with which she helps her husband pay the daily household expenses.

She grows chili, tomato, and granadilla which her husband taught her to do, and her customers are her neighbors and friends. They come looking for her products because of their quality and the care she puts into harvesting and processing them.

Her future plans are to increase her crops and strengthen the example that she gives her children who have understood since they were small the value in hard, honest and transparent work.

Santos is seeking a loan which she will use to buy fertilizers, fungicide, herbicides, and other chemicals to protect her crops.
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Doña Santos es una mujer fuerte y luchadora, emprendedora y con muchos deseos de superarse, con un grado de educación primaria completo el cual pudo cursar gracias al apoyo financiero de sus padres a pesar de las dificultades económicas y la poca variedad de centros educativos en la zona donde ella habita. Ella tiene 32 años de edad es madre de 5 hijos, casada y solo ella y su familia se involucran en las diferentes actividades que en el campo se realizan. Ella también tiene una pulpería la cual le permite generar ingresos para su familia y ayudar a su esposo con algunos gastos que a diario se presentan. Ella también se dedica a la siembra de Chile, tomate y granadilla lo cual aprendió de su pareja siendo sus clientes los vecinos y amigos de la zona como también algunos que llegan a la misma en busca de su producto por la calidad e higiene que ofrece al momento de la cosecha y en el proceso.

Sus planes para el futuro es agrandar más sus cultivos, fortalecer el patrimonio para sus hijos los cuales desde pequeños están comprendiendo el valor que tiene para sus padres trabajar con honestidad y transparencia, por lo que hoy en día Doña Santos ha solicitado un financiamiento con el cual comprara 10 QQ de abono 18-46-00, 10 QQ de abono 12-24-12, 8 kilos de manzate, 8 kilos de conter, 6 botes de curion, 6 botes de muralla, 9 kilos de macoceb y 8 QQ de gallinaza para dar protección a sus cultivos.

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
  • 28
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,146,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Santos to buy agricultural supplies for her chili, tomato, and granadilla crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 26, 2013
Listed
Sep 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014