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Maria Purificacion
Doña Maria Purificación is a woman of 43. She is hard-working and very entrepreneurial. She didn't complete her primary education, but together with her husband and her three children, they have been able to excel, thanks to their dedication to the various tasks they perform in the fields, such as growing vegetables (potatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower) as well as strawberries. She has a lot of experience in this work, since she learned many years ago to work the land, experience that she acquired in her youth, instilled by her parents, work that she now does with her husband. The property that they work is their own, thanks to the work they have performed for a long time and their good administration. It is located a kilometer away from their home, a distance that they walk. Doña Maria Purificación and her husband work hard so that their children don't have to leave school and so that they can have a better future and a better style of living, and don't have to go through such a difficult situation as [the parents] did in their youth.

She has now applied for a loan from the COMIXMUL cooperative to be able to invest in the planting of potatoes, buying certified seed, fertilizers, and compost, and to use another part of the supplies for her planting of strawberries.

Her dream is to be able to improve the quality of life of her family and children, offering them a better education and giving them the opportunity to enter the university and graduate at a professional level. Her goals are to buy a piece of land to be able to work and cultivate more vegetables, continue investing in it, and strengthen the patrimony of her children.
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Doña María Purificación es una mujer de 43 años de edad luchadora y muy emprendedora, con un grado de educación primaria incompleta que junto a su esposo y sus tres hijos se han podido superar gracias a la dedicación en las diferentes actividades practicadas en el campo como el cultivo de hortalizas (papa, brócoli, coliflor) como también la fresa. Ella tiene mucha experiencia en esta actividad ya que aprendió hace muchos años a trabajar la tierra, experiencia que adquirió desde su juventud inculcada por sus padres y en la actualidad con su esposo. La propiedad que ellos trabajan es propia gracias al trabajo desempeñado por mucho tiempo y la buena administración el cual está ubicado a un kilómetro de distancia de su casa de habitación a la cual se trasladan caminando. Doña María Purificación junto a su esposo trabajan duro para que sus hijos no dejen de estudiar y tengan un mejor futuro, un mejor estilo de vida y no pasen por la situación tan difícil que ellos en su juventud pasaron.
Actualmente ha solicitado financiamiento a la cooperativa COMIXMUL para poder invertir en la siembra de papa, comprando semilla certificada, fertilizantes, abono, y poder destinar otra parte de insumos para su cultivo de fresas.
Su sueño es poder mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia e hijos brindando una mejor educación, dando la oportunidad de que puedan ingresar a la universidad y se puedan graduar a nivel profesional. Sus metas comprar un pedazo de tierra para poder trabajar y cultivar más hortaliza seguir invirtiendo en los mismos y fortalecer el patrimonio para 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
  • 43
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,371,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Maria Purificacion to buy certified potato seeds and supplies to grow and tend to her plantings of vegetables and strawberries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014