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Mirian Arely
Mirian is a 38 year old woman, a go-getter, an entrepreneur who has four children from her marriage. The oldest works in a hardware store and the three younger ones are studying at primary school in different grades and help their parents after school with some farming activities such as cleaning corn, fertilizing, etc. She did not receive an education because her parents could not support her due to the lack of financial resources but she was taught to work in agriculture from an early age which she considers an example of family dedication, strength and performance.

She has been working in agriculture alongside her husband for 12 years in the planting and cultivation of corn and besides that activity she also works raising and selling pigs and in basic grains (corn) that is distributed for sale in warehouses, grocery stores and other businesses. Her crops are located three miles from her home which she walks daily.

Today she is is asking for help to buy corn in order to cultivate it to sell as it is one of the ways other than selling pigs that generates income for the family and to be able to help her husband with the basic household expenses and some for school fees and clothing for her children.

Her goal and strategy is to grow a little more corn in order to improve sales. She is asking for help because she needs to buy corn seed as her product now does not generate enough because certified corn seed is expensive.

Her dream is to see her children graduate from university with a career so they can reap a benefit and also that they can make use of it day by day having the strength to get ahead and be better each day.
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Mirian es una mujer de 38 años de edad, luchadora, emprendedora que de su matrimonio tiene 4 hijos de los cuales la mayor trabaja en una ferretería y los tres menores estudian en primaria en diferentes grados los cuales al salir de sus actividades escolares ayudan a sus padres con algunas actividades en el cultivo de maíz como ser la limpia, abono, etc. Ella no tiene ningún grado de educación ya que sus padres no la pudieron apoyar por falta de recursos económicos pero le enseñaron a trabajar la agricultura desde muy temprana edad a los cuales considera un ejemplo para su familia de dedicación, esfuerzo y desempeño. Ella trabaja la agricultura en compañía de su esposo hace 12 años en lo que es la siembra y cultivo de maíz y que ademas de esa actividad también se dedican a la cría y venta de cerdos y el producto de granos básicos (maíz) que es distribuido en bodegas, pulperia y demás negocios para su venta. Sus cultivos están ubicados a 3 kilómetros de distancia de su casa de habitación al cual se trasladan a pie diariamente.

Hoy en día ella solicita ayuda para la compra de maíz y poderlo cultivar para su venta ya que es uno de los medios a parte de la venta de cerdos que genera ingresos para su familia y poder ayudar a su esposo con los gastos de la canasta básica y otros como los estudios de sus hijos y la vestimenta.

Su meta y estrategia es poder cultivar un poco mas de maíz para poder mejorar sus ventas mediante el apoyo que hoy solicita ya que necesita comprar semilla de maíz y lo que su producto hoy le genera no es suficiente ya que esta semilla de manera certificada es cara. Su sueño es ver a sus hijos graduados universitaria mente con una carrera que ellos puedan sacar provecho y que ademas de eso aprovechen que hoy por hoy tiene fuerzas para sacarlos adelante y ser mejores cada día.

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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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,985,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,475 helped Mirian Arely to buy corn to cultivate for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 21, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 23, 2014