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Maria Mafaldina
Doña María Mafaldina is 48 years old, married, and with a very large family which is made up of 10 children that have not completed primary school. She is in agriculture for a living, long instilled by her parents as it is a family tradition and her only means of income. She specializes in the cultivation of potatoes but in the winter time she also plants corn and beans. Her customers are the different brokers of the area. The land that she works with her children and husband is their own.

Today she is requesting help in order to buy certified potato seed, fertilizer and leaves to do maintenance on her potato crops so that she will be able to protect and fortify her farm.

Her future plans are cultivating a larger quantity and variety of products so that she will be able to offer her customers more, and earn better income to support her children in what they need in terms of study, clothing, medicines, etc.
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Doña María Mafaldina es una mujer de 48 años de edad, casada y con una familia muy numerosa la cual está compuesta por 10 hijos con un grado de educación primaria no completada. Ella se dedica a la agricultura desde hace mucho tiempo actividad inculcada por sus padres ya que es una tradición familiar y su único medio de ingreso económico. Ella se especializa en el cultivo de papa pero en tiempos de invierno también siembra maíz y frijol. Sus clientes son los diferentes intermediarios de la zona y la tierra que en compañía de sus hijos y su esposo trabajan es propia.

Ella actualmente solicita ayuda para la compra de semilla certificada de papa, abono y foliares para dar mantenimiento a sus cultivos de papa ya que de esa manera ella podrá proteger y fortalecer su plantación.

sus planes a futuro son los de cultivar una mayor cantidad y variedad de producto ya que así ella podrá ofrecer a sus clientes mas y podrá percibir mejores ingresos para poder apoyar a sus hijos en lo que ellos necesiten en cuanto estudio, vestimenta, medicinas, etc.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 38
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,977,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Mafaldina to buy certified potato seed and supplies for their crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014