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Berta Lidia
Berta is a hardworking 33 year old woman, who works with her husband and her two small children in agriculture and raising and selling animals. Her two kids study at the primary school in different grades, and after they leave their school, they help their parents with different tasks in the fields and home. She was not able to study as a youth because her parents were quite poor and therefore decided to teach her how to work the earth and grow essential crops and other vegetables because that was a source of income in the past for her parents and now for her own family. Her goals are to educate each of her two children so that they will have a better quality of life and a more advanced level of education.

Currently, she is asking for help to purchase a solar panel, which she has yearned for, since in the place where she lives there is no electricity. She believes that these days one needs to have their home electrified, for many years that she has struggled to do her daily tasks by the light of store-bought candles and/or the light of a pinewood chip fire.

Her dream is to get up early in the morning and then press a switch to illuminate her humble home, for her children, it will also be a major change, since they will be able to study and extend their learning activities into the evening hours.
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Berta es una mujer emprendedora de 33 años de edad que junto a su esposo y sus dos pequeños hijos se dedican a la agricultura y a la cría y venta de animales. Sus 2 hijos estudian en primaria cursando diferentes grados de educación y al salir de sus actividades escolares ayudan a sus padres con algunas actividades en el hogar y en el campo. Ella no pudo estudiar en su juventud ya que sus padres son de escasos recursos económicos por lo tanto decidieron enseñarle a trabajar la tierra en el cultivo de granos básicos y otros ya que este ha sido un medio de ingreso para sus padres y en la actualidad para su familia. Sus metas son educar a sus 2 hijos para que ellos tengan una mejor calidad de vida y un mejor nivel de educación.

Actualmente solicita ayuda para la compra de un panel solar el cual lo ha anhelado desde hace mucho tiempo ya que en el lugar donde ella habita no hay energía eléctrica y considera que hoy en día es necesario tener iluminado su hogar por lo que durante mucho tiempo ella ha luchado con sus oficios domésticos y cotidianos en compañía de luz con candela comercial o/y luz con astillas de madera de pino.

Su sueño es levantarse temprano por la mañana y luego presionara el interruptor que iluminara su humilde hogar, también en sus hijos habrá un cambio trascendental ya que podrán estudiar y elaborar sus actividades estudiantiles en horas nocturnas.

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More information about this loan

These loans are designed for women who live in communities that do not have electricity, and where the government does not plan to install electricity for at least five years. This financing enables them to purchase solar panels ranging from 36 to 75 watts. COMIXMUL has partnered with an established solar company in Honduras to install the panels and provide maintenance when required. The panels themselves are guaranteed for 25 years. Historically, COMIXMUL has had significant demand for this product that it has been unable to meet. Thanks to Kiva, COMIXMUL will be able to expand access to solar technology to more borrowers.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,386,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Berta Lidia to buy a solar panel for her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014