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In this Group: Dulce Patricia , Blanca Asucena
Blanca Asucena, age 39, is married. She lives with her husband and their three children in the Cofradia neighborhood. She is a very tenacious person. When she was very young she started earning a living by working arduously. For ten years she has been selling all types of groceries in a small grocery store she has in part of her house. She tends the store from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Her greatest advantage is that she does not have competition. However, she has few customers because she lives in the outskirts of the city.

With the requested loan she will be able to stock her business with more groceries and varied products. That way her business will continue to stay afloat. One day she will be able to fulfill her dream of getting a house. The most important thing is to continue supporting her children’s education.

Her colleague in the group, Dulce Patricia, sells second hand clothes. She does this in an itinerant manner in the urban area of the city and its outskirts.

Both members are very punctual with their payments. They have worked with loans with FAMA for six cycles. They are very grateful to the institution for the support they have received.
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Blanca Asucena tiene 39 años de edad, es casada, y junto a su esposo y tres hijos reside en la Colonia Cofradia. Ella es una persona muy luchadora que desde muy joven inició a ganarse la vida trabajando arduamente. Desde hace 10 años en una parte de su casa tiene una pequeña pulperia donde vende todo tipo de comestibles, la atiende desde las 6:00 am hasta las 8:00 pm. Su principal ventaja es que no tiene competencia pero sus clientes son pocos ya que reside en las afueras de la ciudad. Con el prestamo solicitado podrá surtir su negocio de mas y variados productos, asi su negocio seguirá manteniendose de pie, y algun dia podra cumplir su sueño de adquirir una vivienda, y lo mas importante seguir apoyando a sus hijos con el estudio. Su compañera de grupo Dulce Patricia se dedica a la venta de ropa de segunda mano y realiza las ventas de forma ambulante por todo el casco urbano de la ciudad y sus alrededores. Ambas socias son muy puntuales en sus pagos, tienen 6 ciclos de trabajar con prestamos en FAMA y se sienten muy agradecidas con la institucion por el apoyo recibido.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Fortaleza Group's $750 loan helped a member to buy groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011