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Elizabeth
Elizabeth, who is 35 years old, is an enterprising and hard-working woman. She is married and she and her husband have 3 children who help their mother in the various tasks which need doing in the field such as weeding, pruning, applying fertilizer, fumigation, etc. Elizabeth has completed her primary education up to 6th grade and was unable to continue with her education because of a lack of financial support from her parents. She makes a living selling food and pineapple, which she also grows. She has been doing this for a year and she and her children do this work on their own since her husband has lived in the US for some time. He supports them by sending money to his wife and children. Elizabeth works hard with her children on a daily basis to get on in life, dividing the work up between them.

This is why she is now asking for help to buy manure, fertilizers and other supplies which will help to protect her pineapple plants from insects and other problems which can damage the crop.

Her plans for the future are to have a bigger pineapple plantation but also to grow coffee so she can give variety to her customers and everyone who consumes her produce so that she can generate more income which will eventually strengthen her household finances and the assets for her children and grandchildren.
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Doña Elizabeth es una mujer emprendedora, luchadora de 35 años de edad, casada y de su matrimonio tiene 3 hijos los cuales ayudan a su madre en las diferentes actividades que se desarrollan en el campo como ser: limpieza, corte, abono, Fumigación, etc. Ella tiene un grado de educación de primaria completo cursado hasta el 6 grado y no pudo seguir estudiando por la falta de apoyo económico por parte de sus padres. Ella se dedica al comercio vende comida y también vende piña de manera que también la cultiva dedicándose a esta actividad desde hace un año en la que solo ella y sus hijos se involucran ya que su esposo vive en EE.UU desde hace un tiempo el cual apoya mediante él envió de remesas a sus hijos y su esposa.
Día a día es en compañía de sus hijos que lucha para salir adelante dividiéndose el trabajo por lo que hoy en día solicita ayuda para poder comprar abono, fertilizantes y otros insumos que ayudaran a que sus cultivos de piña con los que protegerá de plagas y otros que dañen la producción
Sus planes a futuro es tener una amplia plantación de piña pero también poder sembrar café dando variedad a sus clientes y todos aquellos que consumen su producto para de esa forma pueda generar más ingresos que vendrán a ayudar y fortalecer la economía en su hogar y el patrimonio para sus hijos y sus nietos.

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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
  • 55
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,365,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Elizabeth to buy agricultural supplies to protect her pineapple crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 31, 2013
Listed
Nov 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 22, 2014