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Olinda Suyapa
Olinda is a 27 year old young woman. She’s a housewife and a farmer; she’s married and has two children who live at home. She has a college education, graduating with a degree in merchandising and accounting though she’s not currently working in that profession. A while ago her partner emigrated to the United States to seek a better quality of life, be able to support his wife's coffee production, and other reasons.

She has a coffee farm which she’s had for three years. It was her parents and her partner in Honduras who taught her how to work the land. Only she and her in-laws are involved in the agricultural work activities like cleaning, composting, fertilizing and harvesting.

Currently Olinda is asking for help in buying fertilizer, manure, and chemicals used in growing coffee. If she doesn’t do regular maintenance, there might be rust damage.

She dreams of educating her children so that they can have a better quality of life and better work opportunities. She wants to be able to open doors in society that are now closed and to and create job opportunities for all the people who need them through the land she works since this is the only thing she has to leave her children.
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Olinda es una joven de 27 años de edad, ama de casa y agricultora, casada y madre de 2 hijos los cuales viven juntos en familia. Tiene un grado de educación secundaria completa graduándose como perito mercantil y contador público pero no ejerce su profesión y su compañero de hogar trabaja emigro hace un tiempo hacia EE.UU para buscar una mejor condición de vida y poder ayudar a su pareja con los cultivos de café entre otros. Ella tiene un cultivo de café el cual hasta hoy en día al cual le ha dedicado 3 años de trabajo siendo sus padres y su compañero de hogar estando en honduras los que le enseñaron a trabajar la tierra. En sus cultivos solo se involucra ella y sus suegros para dar mantenimiento y asistencia a sus cultivos como: limpieza, abono, fertilización y en temporada la parte de recolección.

Olinda hoy en día está solicitando ayuda para compra de fertilizante, abono, urea foliares entre otros para el mantenimiento de su cultivo de café, mismo que si no se le da mantenimiento y cuidado a tiempo puede ser dañado por la roya.

Ella sueña con educar a sus hijos para que tenga una mejor calidad de vida, mejores oportunidades de empleo y un mejor desarrollo en la sociedad abriendo puertas que en estos momentos están cerradas y creando oportunidades de empleo a todas las personas que lo necesiten por medio de la tierra que ella hoy en día trabaja ya que es su único patrimonio para dejarle a sus hijos.

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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
  • 41
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,863,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Olinda Suyapa to buy supplies like to be able to maintain and clean her coffee farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014