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Maria Eva
María Eva is a young 28-year-old woman who completed primary school. She is a single mother with one child and she makes her living planting and selling vegetables (potatoes). She lives with her parents who taught her to work the land at a very young age. They were not able to support her in her education so that taught her to work the land. On occasion she also plants staples like corn and beans but she only grows those for personal consumption and occasionally she sells them to her friends and neighbors in the area. The land she works is her own thanks to an inheritance her parents gave her. It is located very close to her house and she walks there to maintain her corn, bean, and potato crops.

Her plans and dreams for the future are to be able to build her own house in addition to cultivating new crops on her land so as to strengthen her business and give her child the education she did not have due lack of financial support. She is requesting a loan from the COMIXMUL cooperative to buy agricultural supplies like manure, plant fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, and certified potato seeds to be able to plant and maintain them.
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María Eva es una mujer joven de 28 años con un grado de educación primaria completa, madre soltera de un hijo la cual se dedica a la venta y siembra de hortalizas (papa). Ella vive con sus padres mismos que le enseñaron a trabajar la tierra a muy temprana edad ya que no pudieron apoyar en sus estudios le enseñaron a trabajar la tierra. Ella también en ocasiones cultiva granos básicos como maíz y frijol pero para consumo y en ocasiones lo vende con los amigos y vecinos de la zona. La tierra que trabaja es propia gracias a una herencia que le dio sus padres la cual está ubicada muy cerca de su casa a la cual se traslada a pie para dar asistencia a sus cultivos de maíz, frijoles y papa.

Sus planes y sueños a futuro son los de poder construir su propia casa de habitación como también poder emprender nuevos cultivos en su tierra para fortalecer su negocio y dar a su hijo la educación que ella no pudo tener por la falta de apoyo económico. Ella está solicitando a la cooperativa COMIXMUL un financiamiento con el cual comprara insumos agrícolas como abono, foliares, herbicidas, fungicidas y semilla de papa certificada para poder cultivar y dar asistencia y mantenimiento.

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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

  • $4,200
    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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Maria Eva to buy certified potato seeds to plant and agricultural supplies to maintain the crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 13, 2013
Listed
Sep 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 28, 2014