Total loan: $1,450


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Comayagua, Comayagua Department, Honduras / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy agricultural supplies to help her coffee plantings.

Hilda's story

Doña Hilda, who is 53 years old, went to school through the sixth grade. She is the mother of eight children, of whom four live with her. The oldest [of these four] is 24 and is at the university. The second is 21; he went to school through the sixth grade, and he works in agriculture with his father. The third is 18 and completed secondary school, and the last one is 16 and is in the second year of secondary school. Two grandchildren also live with her. One is 18 years old, and one is 15 and is in the second year of secondary school. She grows coffee, with 45 years of experience doing this work, since it has been the only means of income for her household and her family for generations. Her coffee plantation is located at a distance of 10 minutes by vehicle; they travel there as a family to work. Her product is sold in a nearby community. Doña Hilda also has a mill for grinding corn; it is the only one in the community, and because of this, it also generates income for her household. Her goals and dreams are to buy more land to plant, to grow a better variety of product that is more resistant to rust, and to have her children and grandchildren who depend on her study to have careers. For these reasons, she has now applied to the COMIXMUL cooperative for financing, with which she will buy agricultural supplies to fertilize and provide general maintenance to her coffee plantation, since this will prevent her product from deteriorating.