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Carlos Alfredo
Carlos Alfredo, 21, is a young man dedicated to providing funeral services. He’s married and lives with his wife in the town of Danli.

Carlos learned his craft working as an assistant in a funeral parlor for a year. One day the opportunity to acquire a funeral parlor arose and he did not have to think about it twice and decided to take on the adventure of no longer being a salaried employee and becoming a micro businessman. Since then, Carlos has had his own funeral parlor and his wife helps him with customer service. He’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and even on holidays. During the day, Carlos goes out to offer his funeral services and tries to get contracts and during the night he rests and tries to be at the funeral parlor even though the installations are closed unless there’s a wake taking place. He’s always alert to the doorbell and telephone because he fears being assaulted.

Carlos is requesting the loan to buy various materials like lumber, paint and decorations. Support from the loan will make it possible for him to have a wider variety of products to meet each family’s needs.

His challenge is being able to buy a vehicle because when he is contracted to provide in-home services he has to pay transportation cost for everything necessary for the wake. His dream is to own several funeral parlors in different parts of El Paraíso Department.

This is Carlos’ first loan and he expects to make all his installment payments punctually.
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Carlos Alfredo es un joven de 21 años de edad que se dedica a brindar productos y servicios funebres, es casado y junto a su esposa reside en el municipio de Danli.

Carlos aprendió de su negocio trabajando un año como ayudante en una funeraria, y un dia se le presentó la oportunidad de adquirir una funeraria y no lo pensó dos veces y decidió aventurarse a dejar de ser asalariado para pasar a microempresario. Desde entonces Carlos tiene su propia funeraria y su esposa le ayuda con la atencion al cliente. Atiende las 24 horas y los siete dias de las semana, hasta dias feriados, por el dia Carlos sale a ofrecers sus servicios funebres y a tratar de conseguir contratos y por las noches descansa y se ocupa de estar en la funeraria, y aunque las instalaciones permanecen cerradas a menos de que haya un velorio, é siempre está pendiente del timbre y del telefono, esto por el temor de que los lleguen a asaltar.

Carlos solicita el prestamo para comprar diversos materiales como madera, pintura y adornos. Con el apoyo de este prestamo podrá tener mas variedad de productos de acuerdo a las necesidades de cada familia.

Su desafio es poder comprar un carro porque cuando contratan sus servicios a domicilio tiene que pagar flete para que le trasladen todo lo necesario para la vela. Su sueño es tener varias funerarias en diferentes partes del departamento de El Paraiso.

Este es el primer credito de Carlos y espera cumplir con el compromiso del pago de sus cuotas de forma puntual.

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
  • $8,342,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Carlos Alfredo to buy lumber, paint and decorations.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 24, 2011
Listed
Sep 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 16, 2012