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Maria Catalina
Maria Catalina is 59 years old and is the mother of seven children, all of whom work. Three of Maria’s children and one grandchild live with her. Her grandson goes to school, and he helps with various jobs in the fields after he comes home for the day.

Maria learned to work the land with her husband more than five years ago. Sadly, he died a few years ago. Her customers are coffee buyers who come to the area in search of a high-quality product. She says her coffee is some of the most sought-after in the area because of the careful, hygienic and transparent method she uses to harvest the crop, and the products she uses for maintenance. Maria’s fields are five minutes from her home, and she travels there with her children to do the various jobs to maintain the crop such as applying manure, fertilizers, fungicides and herbicides.

Maria says that her plan for the future is to buy more land to plant a larger coffee crop. She hopes to increase her income. Maria says that she dreams of being the best coffee producer in the area. Her goal is to see her product exported from the country while she is still alive, which she says will strengthen her children’s and grandchildren’s legacy.

Maria is requesting this loan from Kiva and the field partner to buy urea, manure, herbicide, fertilizer and other agricultural supplies to protect her coffee crop.
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Doña María Catalina tiene 59 años de edad es madres de 7 hijos los cuales 3 viven con ella, todos trabajan y tres viven con ella a parte también vive con ella un nieto el cual estudia y ayuda con las diferentes actividades del campo al salir de sus actividades estudiantiles. Ella aprendió a trabajar la tierra en compañía de su conyugue hace más de 5 años quien falleció hace unos años atrás. Sus clientes son los diferentes compradores que llegan a la zona en busca de un producto cómodo y de calidad siendo el de ella uno de los más buscados en la zona por su calidad, cuidado e higiene y transparencia al momento de su corta y productos a utilizar para su limpieza. Sus cultivos están ubicados a 5 minutos de su casa de habitación al cual se traslada en compañía de sus hijos para elaborar las diferentes actividades como la limpieza, aplicación de abono, fertilizantes, fungicidas, herbicidas, etc.

Sus planes para el futuro es poder expandir sus cultivos por medio de la compra de tierra para poder cultivar más café y generar más ingresos para su familia y para su hogar. Ella sueña con ser la mejor productora de café de la zona ya que sus metas es poder mientras tenga vida ver salir su producto del país en exportación, fortaleciendo el patrimonio para sus hijos y nietos. Es por ello que Doña María Catalina ha solicitado un financiamiento a la cooperativa COMIXMUL para comprar insumos como: urea, abono, herbicidas, fertilizantes entre otros para proteger su cosecha de café.

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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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 82
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,803,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Maria Catalina to buy urea, manure, herbicide, fertilizer and other agricultural supplies to protect her coffee crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 23, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 28, 2014