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Alba Marleny
Alba, age 39, is married and has four children. She lives in the rural community of Rio Bonito in the Siguatepeque municipality, Comayagua.

Only she, with her grocery store, and her husband with his work contribute financially to the household. Her children are 17, 14, 11, and 8 years old. They go to school, and in their free time they help tend to the customers in the grocery store.

Alba started her business approximately four years ago. She started with the sale of food products. She has currently requested a loan to stock her business more. She will buy basic grains, sugar, eggs, cleaning products, and soft drinks.

She is motivated because she believes that the loan will be useful to her in offering a greater variety of products in her business. She will get more customers and greater income for the family.
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La señora Alba tiene 39 años de edad, está casada, tiene 4 hijos, reside en la comunidad rural de Rio Bonito en el municipio de Siguatepeque, Comayagua.
Únicamente ella con su pulpería y su esposo con su trabajo aportan a la economía del hogar. Sus hijos tienen las edades de 17, 14, 11 y 8 años todos están estudiando y en sus tiempos libres colaboran atendiendo los clientes en la pulpería.
Doña Alba Comenzó su negocio hace aproximadamente 4 años, iniciando con la venta de productos comestibles, actualmente ha solicitado un préstamo para abastecer mas su negocio comprando granos básicos, azúcar, huevos, productos de limpieza y refrescos.
Ella está motivada porque considera que el préstamo le servirá para ofrecer más variedad de productos en su negocio y los clientes aumentaran, obteniendo mayores ingresos familiares.

Additional Information

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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 89
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,205,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Alba Marleny to buy food staples.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 14, 2011
Nov 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012