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Alejandrina
Alejandrina is 52 years old, and has a business. She has two daughters and five sons, and is married. She lives in La Aldea de La Concepcion, in the municipality of Juticalpa.

Alejandrina has been making and selling doughnuts and quesadillas for more than 15 years. She learned this trade because she worked with a neighbor making the same products, and also learned thanks to several bakery courses she took at the Instituto Nacional de Formacion Profesional (INFOP).

Her business is located in her home, and still has no name. Her work schedule starts at 4:00 am, and she works with her two daughters. They help her to prepare the dough, and then spend the time it takes for the products to be in the oven. Once she takes the product out of the oven, she places it in a plastic container, and takes it to sell door-to-door to homes and businesses. She thinks that her major advantage is that her products have a special flavor, and that additionally she is a friendly person who gets on well with other people and this helps her to make sales.

Her dream is to have premises in the town center, even if they are small, so that she no longer has to sell by foot and so can have an easier life, as she has diabetes and is still undergoing medical treatment. Every time she returns to her home after finishing her daily work, she feels resentful of her health.

The loan that Alejandrina is requesting is needed by her to buy corn, cheese, sugar, butter and other ingredients to make doughnuts and quesadillas. With the help of this loan, she will be able to generate earnings and cover her medical costs. She will also help her husband with the financial upkeep of the household, as he works in agriculture and has little income. She also would like to make improvements to her home.

Alejandrina has had several years receiving support through FAMA through the provision of loans, which she has punctually paid back and which have helped her to keep her active business going and to improve her home.
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Alejandrina tiene 52 años de edad, es comerciante, tiene dos hijas y 5 hijos, es casada, y reside en la Aldea de La Concepcion en el municipio de Juticalpa.

Alejandrina tiene mas de 15 años de dedicarse a la elaboracion y venta de rosquillas y quesadillas. Ella aprendió de este oficio porque trabajó con una vecina que se dedicaba a lo mismo y tambien aprendió gracias a algunos cursos de panaderia que recibió en el Instituto Nacional de Formacion Profesional (INFOP). Su negocio esta instalado en su casa de habitacion y aun no tiene nombre, su horario laboral inicia a las 4:00 am y trabaja con sus dos hijas, ellas le ayudan a preparar la masa y luego estan pendiente de llevar el tiempo de que debe permanecer el producto en el horno. Luego de que sale el producto lo acomoda en una paila de plastico y sale a venderlo de casa en casa y de negocio en negocio. Ella considera que su mayor ventaja consiste en que sus productos tienen un sabor especial y que ademas es una persona amigable que simpatiza con otras personas y eso le ayuda a vender. Su sueño es tener un local en el Centro, aunque sea pequeño, para ya no andar vendiendo ambulantemente y asi llevar una vida mas tranquila ya que tiene Diabetes y aunque esta en tratamiento medico en cada vez que llega a su casa luego de haber terminado su jornada laboral diaria se siente resentida de salud.

El prestamo que Alejandrina solicita lo necesita para comprar maiz, queso, azucar, manteca, entre otros productos, para la elaboracion de las rosquillas y quesadillas. Con el apoyo de este financiamiento ella podra obtener ganacias y cubrir sus gastos medicos y tambien ayudar a su esposo con el sostenimiento de su hogar, ya que él se dedica a la agricultura y sus ingresos son pocos. Tambien desea hacerle una mejoras a su casa.

Alejandrina tiene varios años de recibir el apoyo de FAMA a traves del otorgamiento de prestamos que ha cancelado puntualmente y que le han ayudado a mantener su negocio activo y ha mejorar su vivienda.

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
  • 22
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,201,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Alejandrina to buy corn, cheese, sugar, butter, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 19, 2011
Listed
Sep 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2012