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Juana Alejandrina
Juana is 24 years old. She is the second daughter of seven children and because of this her parents could only support her studies through primary school, and she is grateful for their assistance. She has worked since she was very young growing coffee, corn, and beans.

When she was 16 years old she married her current husband (Marcos) and they have two children, a boy 4 years old and a 2 year old. Currently her husband grows rice, corn, beans, and with her help they work hard on their crops. She has 8 years of experience in various types of fieldwork as this is the source of income to cover the necessities for her family and home. They are renting their land and it is located about 3 kilometers from where she lives and she travels by walking or by riding an animal.

Juana dreams of being able to educate her children, of planting more coffee plants, and being able to increase the amount she has so she can obtain higher income for her family as in that way she could cover other needs such as repairing her home, securing the future of her children and eventually having her own plot, which is why Juana is asking for help in order to buy fertilizer, manure, and more in order to maintain her coffee crop and to protect the harvest.
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Juana es una joven de 24 años de edad siendo la segunda hija de siete hijos que procrearon sus padres debido a eso no pudo continuar estudiando cursando únicamente su primaria completa por el cual le agradece a sus padres el apoyo. Desde muy pequeña se ha dedicado al cultivo de café, maíz, frijoles y a los 16 años decidió casarse con su actual esposo (Marcos) con el cual tienen dos hijos uno de 4 años el cual es varón y otro de 2 años de edad. Actualmente su esposo se dedica a cultivar arroz, maíz, frijoles, y con la ayuda de su esposa trabajan fuerte en sus cultivos. Su experiencia es 8 años de dedicarse a los diferentes trabajos de campo ya que es la fuente de ingresos para cubrir las necesidades en su familia y hogar. La tierra donde cultivan es alquilada las cuales están a una distancia de 3 kilómetros desde su casa de habitación a la cual se trasladan caminando o en bestia.
Juana sueña con poder educar a sus hijos, sembrar más plantas de café, y poder aumentar la cantidad que tiene para obtener mejores ingresos para la familia de esa manera ella podrá cubrir otras necesidades como la reparación de su casa de habitación, asegurar el futuro de sus hijos y poder en algún momento tener su propia parcela. Por lo que actualmente Juana solicita ayuda para compra de fertilizante, abono, entre otros para dar mantenimiento a sus cultivos de café y poder proteger la cosecha.

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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.

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  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,008,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
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A loan of $1,500 helped Juana Alejandrina to buy fertilizer and manure in order to care for her coffee crops.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 14, 2014
Listed
Mar 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible