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Juana is very happy with the support from the COMIXMUL cooperative in alliance with the KIVA investors. Thanks to the first loan she asked for she was able to meet her goal of fortifying the soil and the crops by buying fertilizer, among other things. These helped her to be a part of a big development and be able to obtain an excellent corn and bean harvest. She hasn't been able to sell them because the market price is low. Today she is asking for a second loan to plant the back field so she can obtain a better harvest and wait for the market price to go up. This way, she will have a little more time and be able to wait for the market to rise and sell a part of the grains that have already been harvested and keep the other part to improve her earnings and invest in next year's crop. She hopes that she will be supported again so she can get ahead and at some time, have her own capital.
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Doña Juana se encuentra muy feliz por apoyo brindado por la cooperativa COMIXMUL en alianza con los inversionistas en KIVA, ya que gracias al primer financiamiento solicitado ella pudo cumplir su meta de fortalecer la tierra y cultivos mediante la compra de abono, fertilizantes, entre otros que ayudaron a ser parte de un gran desarrollo para poder sacar una excelente cosecha de maíz y frijol. Ella pudo obtener alrededor de 15 cargas de maíz y frijol las cuales no ha podido vender ya que el precio en el mercado está bajo y hoy en día solicita un segundo crédito con el cual sembrara la postrera por lo que ella podrá obtener una mayor cosecha y esperar que el precio aumente en el mercado así ganara un poco más de tiempo y podrá esperar la alza en el mercado y poder vender el grano ya recolectado una parte y la otra retenerla para mejorar las ganancias e invertir en la siembra del próximo año. Ella espera que se le sea nuevamente apoyada para poder seguir siendo apoyada para poder salir adelante y en algún momento formar un capital propio.

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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
  • 79
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Juana to invest in her corn and bean crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014