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Doris Elizabeth
Doris Elizabeth C. R. is a 52 year-old merchant. She is a single mother and has a 17 year-old daughter with whom she lives in the Guanaste neighborhood in the town of San Esteban, Olancho.

Doris has been selling groceries for twenty years and her grocery store is called 'Vecinos y Amigos' (Neighbors and Friends). Her shop is open from 6.00am to 7.00pm and while she runs her business and does her housework, her daughter goes to school. She learned to work because her father taught her and now Doris is very happy to have her own business since it has allowed her to have an income with which she can look after herself and her daughter and cover her household bills such as water and electricity. Her difficulty is that there are many businesses of the same type in the neighborhood and this means that sales drop. Sometimes her daughter's school expenses are high and she has no way of paying them.

Doris is requesting her loan because she is building her house and needs to buy materials such as wood, blocks and bags of cement, sand and iron rods. She also needs to pay workmen. With the support of the loan she hopes to be able to finish building her house bit by bit and, in the near future, be able to move into it. Her goal is to work hard every day so that her daughter does not want for anything. She would also like to save so that her daughter can go to university and become a professional. This is her eighth loan with FAMA. With the financing she has obtained she has been able to improve her business and her quality of life.
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Doris Elizabeth C. R. es una comerciante de 52 años de edad, madre soltera de una hija de 17 años de edad, y junto a ella reside en el Barrio Guanaste en la municipio de San Esteban, Olancho.

Desde hace veinte años doña Doris se dedica a la venta de abarrotería en general y su Pulperia se llama Vecinos y Amigos, su horario de atención es de 6:00 am a 7:00 pm y mientras ella se ocupa de cuidar el negocio y de los quehaceres del hogar, su hija se va al colegio. Aprendió a trabajar gracias a que su padre le enseñó y ahora Doris está muy feliz de tener su propio negocio ya que este le ha permitido tener un ingreso económico con el cual ha podido mantenerse ella y su hija, y cubrir los gastos de los servicios públicos de su casa como el agua potable y la electricidad. Su dificultad es que en el barrio hay varios negocios del mismo tipo y eso provoca que las ventas bajen y en ocasiones los gastos escolares de su hija son altos y no tiene como pagarlos.

Doris solicita el préstamo porque está construyendo su casa y necesita comprar materiales como: madera, bloques y bolsas de cemento, arena, varilla de hierro, y pagar mano de obra, etc. Con el apoyo del préstamo espera ir terminando de construir poco a poco su casa y dentro de un tiempo cerC. pueda mudarse a ella. Su meta es trabajar y esforzarse cada día para que a su hija no le falte nada y también quiere ahorrar para que cuando su hija vaya a la universidad para hacerse profesional. Es su octavo ciclo en FAMA y con los financiamientos obtenidos ha podido ir mejorando su negocio y su calidad de vida.

Additional Information

About FAMA:

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere with approximately 59% of people living below the poverty line. Familia y Medio Ambiente OPDF (FAMA OPDF) is a Honduran non-profit with no religious or political affiliation. FAMA’s mission is to provide quality and opportune financial services so that men and women have equal opportunities to develop their micro or small businesses, whether they focus on agriculture, manufacturing or services. FAMA operates 13 branches throughout Honduras and serves over 12,500 clients.

About Honduras

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $7,990,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Doris Elizabeth to purchase building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 23, 2010
Listed
Oct 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012