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Gladis Marlenis
Gladis is 37 years old and was unable to finish her secondary school education due to her parents' lack of financial resources. She comes from a large family and that was an impediment to being able to afford their education.

She lives with her life partner who works at producing coffee and has three blocks of property. Two belong to her and one to him. They grow the Catimor variety of coffee.

They have three children. The first one is in the second year of secondary school; the second one is in the fifth year of primary school; and the last one is in fourth grade. The two youngest ones go to the local school and only the older one travels to an institute outside of the community.

Farming is their source of income, and they have also been growing basic grains for the past few years. Agriculture has been the family's livelihood for many generations, and her parents are the ones who taught her this skill. Their market is local since she has her own client who buys the crop at a good price. The community where she lives is 15 kilometers from the city of Comayagua and the area she cultivates is adjacent to where her house is.

Her plans are to improve her quality of life, provide an education for her children, diversify the products she grows and continue to build the family's assets.This is why she is asking for financial support so she can buy the agricultural supplies she needs to ensure excellent care and attention to her coffee crops.
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Doña Gladis tiene una edad de 37 años con un grado de estudio de secundaria incompleta la cual no pudo terminar por la falta de recursos económicos en sus padres siendo ellos una familia muy numerosa impidiendo esto el bienestar de cada uno de los integrantes en sus estudios. Ella está acompañada su pareja trabaja como productor de café teniendo una propiedad de tres manzanas de las cuales 2 son de ella y una que le pertenece a el cultivadas de café de variedad catimora. De su hogar tienen tres hijos los cuales son menores de edad, el primero está en segundo año de secundaria, el segundo en quinto año de primaria y último en cuarto grado estudiando los 2 menores en la escuela de la comunidad y solo el mayor viaja hasta el instituto que esta fuera de la comunidad. La agricultura es su medio de ingreso cultivando también granos básicos teniendo varios años de dedicarse a esta actividad. La fuente de trabajo ha sido la agricultura desde hace muchas generaciones ya que sus padres fueron quienes le enseñaron a trabajar la agricultura. Su mercado es local ya que tiene su propio cliente quien se encarga de comprar la cosecha a un precio bueno y de mercado. La distancia a la comunidad donde ella habita es de 15 kilómetros desde la ciudad de Comayagua y su área de trabajo está ubicada en la misma propiedad donde está construida su casa de habitación.
Sus planes mejorar su calidad de vida, la educación para sus hijos, diversificar los productos que cultivan y seguir fortaleciendo el patrimonio familiar. Por lo que ella hoy en día solicita apoyo económico para la compra de insumos agrícolas que mediante su aplicación dará una excelente asistencia y mantenimiento a sus cultivos de café.

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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
  • 22
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,218,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $800 helped Gladis Marlenis to buy agricultural supplies for her coffee crops.
49% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 14, 2014
Listed
Apr 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible