A loan of $950 helped to buy fertilizers and supplies and to pay the labor expenses for her rice-growing business.

Elsy Maribel's story

Elsy is 24 years of age, married, and lives with her husband in the small village of Guangolola in the municipality of Morazan, Yoro. She was raised by a family that worked in agriculture, and two years ago she decided to grow her own rice with the help of her husband. She sells her produce to rice millers in other cities in the country.

She was motivated to set up this business as it is profitable, and the area is suited to this kind of crop. She has requested a loan of 18,000 Honduran Lempiras from ODEF, which will enable her to buy fertilizers and supplies, as well as to cover rice-growing expenses such as labor costs for clearing the land of weeds. She hopes to have a good harvest to generate good profits, which will allow her to finish building her home and live in better conditions with her family.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details