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Maria Santos
Maria is a 35 year old woman who is a fighter and a hard worker who is dedicated to growing coffee, corn, beans and vegetables, but in an effort to diversify her household income, she also works in raising cattle, which she learned to do from a very early age thanks to her father's teachings. She has two children who attend the local school and help with the various work after school. Her husband is also a farmer and businessman. He is her only direct support since they both work in the field to complete the various tasks such as cleaning, applying manure, and applying foliage treatment among other tasks that are necessary to care for their crops.

She gives thanks to the creator of Heaven and Earth for the support of her husband and for the unity and collaboration of her family, as well as for living in a peaceful and harmonious zone who's residents work well together and respect each other.

Maria, like the majority of people who work in the field and are able to receive financial support from Kiva, is seeking support from the lenders on this platform to purchase agricultural supplies that will allow her to care for her coffee crops in this new season. Her wish is to see her coffee plantation with more foliage and more pods in their branches to generate greater earnings at the time of harvest in order to provide her children with the necessary support in their education and any other goals that they may have. Through this, she will contribute to the improvement and strengthening of their land and legacy.
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Doña Maria es una mujer de 35 años de edad la cual es muy luchadora y trabajadora la cual se dedica al cultivo de café, maíz, frijol y hortaliza, pero también para diversificar los ingresos en el hogar desarrolla otra actividad como ser la cría de ganado la cual desde muy temprana edad aprendió gracias a las enseñanzas de su padre. Ella tiene 2 hijos quienes estudian en la escuela de la comunidad los cuales se integran en las diferentes actividades al salir de sus estudios. Su esposo quien también es agricultor y comerciante es su único apoyo directamente pues ambos se dirigen al campo para realizar las tareas de limpieza, aplicación de abono, foliares, entre otras actividades que son necesarias para el cuidado de su plantación. Ella agradece mucho al creador de los cielos y la tierra por contar con el apoyo de su esposo y tener una familia unida y colaboradora, también por vivir en una zona de paz y armonía donde sus habitantes son muy colaboradores y aun el respeto mutuo es existente entre ellos.
Doña Maria al igual que la mayoría de personas que trabajan en el campo y son aptos para ser apoyados financiera mente con los fondos KIVA solicita del apoyo de los inversionistas en la plataforma para la compra de insumos agrícolas con los cuales podrán asistir sus cultivos de café en esta nueva temporada. Su anhelo es ver la plantación de café con más follaje, con más lechos en sus ramas para obtener mediante su recolección una mayor ganancia para brindar a sus hijos el apoyo necesario en sus estudios y demás metas que ellos puedan tener ya que también de esa forma ella contribuirá al mejoramiento y fortalecimiento de su tierra y patrimonio.

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
  • 23
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,153,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $525 helped Maria Santos purchase agricultural supplies to care for her coffee crops in the new season.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 8, 2014
Listed
May 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible