Total loan: $1,425
Comayagua, Comayagua Department, Honduras / Agriculture
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A loan helped to buy agricultural supplies for her guava crops.
Miriam Maria's story
Miriam is a 54 year-old married woman. She has 4 children who are married and working, and live in separate households. Miriam has an elementary school education. She was able to obtain this education thanks to the effort, support and sacrifice of her parents. They did not have much money and so were not able to continue to support her in her education. Miriam is a farmer who cultivates vegetables and oriental products, among other items, but her specialty is growing guava. This fruit can be sold, and there is a lot of demand for it in the market. Her main customer is the producer's association, where her product is delivered weekly. She's been in this line of work for 8 years. Miriam also raises and fattens pigs as a means of earning extra income for the household. This income helps cover the basic household expenses. Miriam's guava crops are located 4 kilometers from her home. Her husband travels on a bus with her to help care for the crops, clear the land, and fumigate the guava crops. Miriam's goals are to cultivate more varieties of products on her property so that she can have a greater variety of products to sell. This would be better than relying on just one product to sell. Miriam has requested a loan to purchase fertilizers and other farming supplies to help her tend to her guava crops, and improve her cultivation techniques and her income.