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Señor Lucas is 41 years old. He has been married for the last 16 years and has two children aged 7 and 15 who both attend school. He lives in La Unión, in Lempira.

Don Lucas is a farmer who has been working growing coffee and basic grains such as corn and beans for the last 18 years. His father inherited 2 areas of farmland, and he started working with coffee plants when he was young. He realized that this crop was something he enjoyed, and currently it is a profitable business. For this reason he decided to dedicate more time to it.

He is very grateful for the loan because he will be able to purchase fertilizers that will help him with upkeep for his crops of coffee and basic grains, with the end-goal of having good harvests.

With the profits, he will improve his home and continue to support his children in their education.
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El Sr. Lucas tiene 41 años de edad, casado desde hace 16 años, tiene 2 hijos de 7 y 15 años de edad, los dos están estudiando, vive en la Unión Lempira.
Don Lucas es agricultor, tiene 18 años de dedicarse al cultivo de café y granos básicos como maíz y frijoles. Su padre heredo 2 manzanas de terreno para cultivar, y desde joven empezó a trabajar haciendo viveros de café, se dio cuenta que este cultivo era algo que le gustaba y actualmente es un negocio rentable, por eso se a propuesto a dedicarle mas tiempo.
Está muy agradecido con el préstamo porque va comprar fertilizantes para darle mejor asistencia y mantenimiento a la finca de café y cultivo de granos básicos, con el fin de sacar buenas cosechas.
De las ganancias va mejorar la vivienda y continuara apoyando a sus hijos con el estudio.

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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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 102
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,207,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Lucas to purchase fertilizers and clean out his property so as to achieve a better harvest.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 16, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012