Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Maria Antonia
María Antonia is a young woman of 23 years of age. She is a homemaker, a farmer, a wife, and a mother of a two-year-old son. She stayed in school through the third grade since her parents, people of few means, could not support her or provide her with the opportunity to become a professional. Ever since she was very young, she has been in the business of raising coffee, having learned from her father the necessary techniques for planting, fertilizing, growing and harvesting the bean so that it could then be washed, dried, and depulped, and then finally sold to the various buyers that come from all over the region. The land that she and her husband work is theirs partly thanks to an inheritance from her father; it is located twenty minutes walking from their home.

María Antonia dreams of expanding her coffee plantings by buying more land, thus increasing her income for her family and home and helping her only son to complete his schooling and attend university. He will be able to prepare himself to have greater opportunities in life.

The loan that she is requesting today will be used to buy agricultural supplies which she will invest in her coffee fields. These will be what helps strengthen her family's economic situation at the end of the season.
View original language description ↓
María Antonia es una joven de 23 años de edad, ama de casa y agricultora, casada y madre de un hijo con una edad de 2 años. Ella tiene un grado de educación primaria cursado hasta el 3 grado ya que sus padres de escasos recursos no pudieron apoyarla y darle la oportunidad de convertirse en profesional. Desde muy temprana edad se dedicó a la caficultura aprendiendo de su padre las técnicas necesarias para sembrar, fortalecer, cultivar y cortar el grano para posteriormente lavarlo secarlo y despulparlo para posteriormente venderlo a los compradores que llegan de todos los alrededores de la zona. El terreno que ella y su esposo trabaja fue obtenido gracias a una herencia por parte del padre el cual está ubicado a 20 minutos desde su casa de habitación al cual se trasladan caminado.
Sus sueños son poder ampliar sus cultivos de café mediante la compra de más tierra y generar mayores ingresos para su familia y hogar apoyando a su único hijo en sus estudios para que él pueda asistir a la universidad y pueda prepararse y tener mejores oportunidades en la vida.
Por lo que hoy día ella solicita financiamiento para la compra de insumos agrícolas para poder invertir y asistir sus cultivos de café, mismos que ayudan al final de cada temporada al fortalecimiento económico de la familia.

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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 90
    View loans »
    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,676,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $975 helped Maria Antonia buy agricultural supplies for her coffee crop.
50% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 25, 2013
Listed
Nov 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible