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Orlando
Orlando, age 50, lives in San Juan Bosco, a village in Cofradía. Orlando has been married to his wife, Gloria, for 23 years. He has two grocery stores in the area, and Gloria helps him tend to the customers at those sites. The pair has two children, ages 18 and 16. The children attend school.

Orlando has devoted the past 16 years to the grocery stores. He established them in order to have his own work and to improve their standard of living. His grocery stores sell basic products like sweets, dairy products, vegetables, and other food products. In addition to this, they sell pens, notebooks, flashlights, soap, and string, among other products.

The grocery stores are in a central place with good movement. This has increased their performance. Orlando extends lines of credit to his customers with the expectation that they will be paying him little by little. He notes that sometimes collecting is a difficult aspect of his work.

Orlando has had 12 previous loans with ODEF. With this current loan for 20,000 lempiras Orlando will increase his inventory with the purchase of food products and other items. He hopes to stock the grocery stores more in order to be able to educate his children well. He hopes that they will graduate and one day learn to manage their businesses.
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Don Orlando tiene 50 años y vive en San Juan Bosco, una aldea de Cofradía. Orlando tiene 23 años de casado con su esposa Gloria. Él tiene dos pulperías en la zona y Gloria le ayuda atender a la clientela en los locales. La pareja tiene dos hijos de 18 y 16 años de edad, los cuales están estudiando.

Orlando ha dedicado los últimos 16 años a las pulperías. Los puso con el motivo de tener un trabajo propio y de mejorar su nivel de vida. Sus pulperías venden productos básicos como golosinas, lácteos, verduras y otros productos alimenticios. Además de eso, venden bolígrafos, cuadernos, linternas, jabón y cuerda, entre otros productos.

Las pulperías están ubicadas en un lugar central con buen movimiento, lo cual ha aumentado el rendimiento. Orlando extiende lineas de crédito a su clientela con la anticipación que ellos le van pagando poco a poco. Él nota que a veces, el cobro es un aspecto difícil de su trabajo.

El señor Orlando ha sacado 12 prestamos anteriores con ODEF. Con este préstamo actual de L20,000, Don Orlando va a aumentar su inventario con la compra de productos de comida y otros artículos. Espera surtir más a las pulperías para poder educar bien a sus hijos. Espera que ellos se gradúen y un día, aprendan a manejar sus negocios.

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About Organización de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino Financiera, S.A.

This loan is administered by Organización de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino Financiera, S.A. (ODEF), a Kiva Field Partner in Honduras. A leader in the microfinance sector since 1985, ODEF strives to combat poverty by offering a wide array of financial services to low-income men and women. The organization works with its parent NGO, ODEF OPD, to provide training and technical assistance to impoverished microentrepreneurs. By incorporating the entire family unit in this process, ODEF OPD aims to improve the standard of living through the creation of profitable enterprises. Visit ODEF’s partner page for more information.

About Honduras

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 23
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,199,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Orlando to buy food products and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 19, 2011
Listed
Oct 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012