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Argelia
Argelia is single and the mother of two children who help her with the different jobs she does in the field, including pruning, cleaning, and applying fertilizer, manure, and leaf fertilizer. She is 52 years old. She did not complete primary school because her family was not able to pay. She attended through third grade. She lives with her two sons, her two daughters-in-law, and her grandchildren, who contribute to the work in the fields and other activities. She has many years of experience with this work, since she learned it at a young age from her parents, who were farmers.

Her goals and plans are to be able to purchase another piece of land so that she can continue planting and expanding her coffee crops, to implement new methods that reduce crop maintenance costs, and to produce an attractive coffee bean with good flavor to sell at the market. As a mother, she supports her children with each of their projects, as well as her grandchildren and other people who live with her. She has requested this loan to purchase agricultural supplies such as fertilizer, liquid fertilizer for leaves, coffee fertilizer, and urea that will give her crops better protection so that she can have a good production at the end of the season.
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Doña Argelia es una mujer soltera y madre de 2 hijos quienes le ayudan a realizar las diferentes tareas que se desarrollan en el campo como: poda, limpieza, aplicación de fertilizantes, abono, foliares, entre otros. Ella tiene una edad de 52 años y un grado de educación primaria incompleto la cual no pudo culminar por la falta de apoyo económico cursando hasta su tercer año. Con ella viven sus 2 hijos, sus dos nueras y sus nietos contribuyendo en los trabajos de campo y demás actividades. Ella tiene muchos años de experiencia en esta actividad la cual aprendió a temprana edad de sus padres siendo ellos agricultores por descendencia familiar.
Sus metas y planes son las de poder comprar un pedazo más de tierra y de esa forma seguir sembrando y ampliando más sus cultivos de café, implementar nuevos métodos que lleven a la disminución de costos de mantenimiento y producir un grano de café atractivo y con buen sabor para venderlo en el mercado. Como madre apoyar a sus hijos con cada uno de sus proyectos, sus nietos y demás personas que habitan con ella. Por lo que hoy en día ha solicitado financiamiento para la compra de insumos agrícolas como abono, foliares, formula cafetalera, urea entre otros que den una mejor y mayor protección a sus cultivos para obtener una buena producción 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
  • 25
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,352,300
    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 $525 helped Argelia to purchase agricultural supplies for her coffee crops.
39% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 9, 2014
Listed
May 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible