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Rosalina
Doña Rosalina is 44 years old and was not able to finish her primary school education. She only finished through the second grade because her parents lacked the money for her to continue. Rosalina is single and the mother of three children. Her oldest child, a son, is in the sixth grade and is her only means of support. The next child is a daughter who is in fifth grade and the youngest child is a son who is in second grade. Rosalina is the only one responsible for providing her children with food, clothing, medicines, and other things to protect them and keep them healthy.

Rosalina grows carrots in order to generate income for her family. She has been doing this type of work for more than six years. Like most of the other residents who live in the area and make pottery, she sells to her customers at the local market, which is located 20 kilometers from her house. Therefore, she must travel by bus.

Her goals, plans, and dreams include continuing to expand her parcels of land so that she can continue growing carrots. In addition, she would like to diversify her crops by planting other types of vegetables. Rosalina wants to help her children with their studies so that they can finish their education and become prepared academically. She does not want them to go through the same situation that she experienced in her youth.

Doña Rosalina is requesting assistance with buying farming supplies that will help her crops grow and will protect them from animals, pests, and weather factors. She hopes to obtain a good income at the end of the season.
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Doña Rosalina tiene 44 años de edad con un grado de educación de primaria incompleta el cual pudo cursar hasta el segundo año ya que sus padres no pudieron apoyarle por la falta de dinero, soltera y madre de 3 hijos el mayor quien está en el sexto año es su único apoyo, la segunda es una niña la cual está en quinto grado y el tercer hijo que está en segundo grado. Ella es la única y la encargada de proveer a sus hijos la alimentación, vestimenta, medicina entre otras cosas para el cuidado y protección de la salud. El cultivo de zanahoria es la actividad financiera que genera ingresos para su familia en la cual trabaja desde hace más de 6 años dedicándose al igual que la mayoría de los habitantes que viven en la zona a la alfarería siendo sus clientes el mercado zonal el cual está ubicado a 20 kilómetros desde su casa de habitación al cual se trasladan en auto bus.
Sus metas, planes y sueños, poder seguir ampliando sus parcelas de tierra para poder seguir cultivando zanahoria al igual que poder diversificar sus cultivos sembrando otra clase de hortalizas. Para con sus hijos poder apoyarlos en sus estudios de manera que ellos puedan culminarlos y preparase académicamente para que no pasen por la misma situación que ella en su juventud. Doña Rosalina solicita apoyo para la compra de insumos agrícolas que ayuden al crecimiento, protección, entre otros de animales, plagas y factor clima para obtener un excelente ingreso al final de la temporada.

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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,136,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Rosalina to buy farming supplies for her carrot crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 17, 2014
Listed
Mar 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 19, 2015