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Maria Isabel
Maria Isabel has a first-grade education and wasn't able to finish school because her family couldn't afford it. In addition, her parents come from humble backgrounds. She has a son who is her only support in helping her do the many jobs that come with farming and taking care of her crops. He has finished one grade of primary school. Maria is a farmer and was taught to farm carrots by her parents. She has been farming for more than 20 years and it has been her means of paying for her daily expenses. In addition, at a very young age, she learned how to work pottery from her parents. They sold the pottery that they made at a market 20 kilometers from their house and got it there by bus.

Maria's goals include improving her quality of life and increasing the scope of her farming so she can grow different crops, attract more customers, and thus earn more income. She also wants to increase her son's inheritance as her only partner in her farming. Maria Isabel is asking for financial help so she can buy farming supplies and grow carrots. In this way, she will be able to obtain a healthy, large harvest.
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Doña Maria Isabel tiene un grado de educación de primaria incompleta cursando únicamente solo su primer año no pudiendo terminar por la falta de recursos económicos en su familia ya que sus padres son personas humildemente económica. Ella es madre soltera de un solo hijo quien es su único apoyo en las diferentes actividades de campo y el administrador de sus cultivos quien tiene un grado de estudio de primaria completa. Ella es agricultora por vocación siendo sus padres quienes le instruyeran en esta actividad como lo es el cultivo de hortalizas (zanahoria). Por más de 20 años se ha dedicado a esta actividad la cual ha sido medio de ingreso para cubrir las diferentes necesidades que diariamente surgen. También a muy temprana edad aprendió la alfarería gracias a sus padres teniendo su mercado para dichos productos a 20 kilómetros de su casa de habitación para la venta de su producto el cual es transportado en el autobús de ruta de la zona.
Sus metas mejorar su calidad de vida, aumentar sus áreas cultivos para poder sembrar diversificación de producto el cual pueda atraer más clientes y generar mayores ingresos. Fortalecer el patrimonio para el futuro de su hijo quien es su único apoyo en el campo. Doña Maria Isabel solicita apoyo financiero para la compra de insumos agrícolas con los que podrá asistir sus cultivos de zanahoria para poder al final de la cosecha obtener un producto sano y con buen tamaño




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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.

About Honduras

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,352,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Maria Isabel buy farming supplies so she can grow carrots.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 17, 2014
Listed
Mar 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 19, 2015