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Adolfina
Adolfina is a 45-year-old married mother of six young children. All of her children are in different grades of elementary school and depend upon her and her husband. She herself did not finish primary school, completing through the fourth grade before working full-time at growing vegetables such as potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce and cabbage. She also grows simple grains such as beans. She and her husband have more than ten years of experience at this together.

The land that they work is their own thanks to an inheritance from her parents. The land is located ten minutes away from their house, and they go there daily to tend, clean, and fertilize their crop. They then sell their products in the local market to various middlemen who come to the area.

Adolfina is requesting this loan which she will use to invest in her crops by purchasing a large amount of certified potato seed, fertilizer and organic compost, as well as additional fungicides and insecticides.

Her future plans are to improve her harvests with an irrigation system to keep her crops healthy and well fed. She will also continue to grow her crops with greater quality and quantity so that she can offer more of both to her customers. Ultimately, she hopes be able to give her children a good education through higher levels of schooling.
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Doña Adolfina es una mujer de 45 años de edad años de edad casada y madre de 6 hijos los cuales son menores de edad estudian en diferentes grados de educación en la primaria y dependen de ella y de su esposo. Ella tiene un grado de educación primaria incompleto cursado hasta el 4 grado y se dedica al cultivo de hortaliza como ser: papa, brócoli, coliflor, lechuga, repollo, etc. como también la siembra de granos básicos como el frijol hace más de 10 años en compañía de su esposo. El terreno que ella y su esposo trabajan es propio gracias a una herencia por parte de sus padres el cual está ubicado a 10 minutos de su casa de habitación al cual se trasladan diariamente para limpiar y abonar sus cultivos. El producto es comercializado en el mercado local y vendido a los diferentes intermediarios que llegan a la zona.

Doña Adolfina solicita ayuda para invertir en su cultivo comprando 11 QQ de semilla de papa certificada para su siembra, 10 QQ de fórmula 12-24-12, 8 kilos de manzate, 8 kilos de conter, 8 kilos de curion, 6 botes de muralla, 9 kilos de mancoceb y 10 QQ de gallinaza.

Sus planes a futuro son los de poder mejorar sus cosechas implementando un sistema de riego para mantener saludable y alimentado el producto como también los de seguir cultivando pero en cantidad y calidad para ofrecer más a sus clientes y poder darle a sus hijos una buena educación a nivel superior.

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
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,199,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,250 helped Adolfina purchase agricultural supplies for her vegetable garden.
66% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 3, 2013
Listed
Sep 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible