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Maria Elba
María, 54, has been married for 25 years. Her husband is working abroad. María has three daughters who are 11, 16 and 21 years old and attending school. The family lives in San Pedro Sula’s Morazán neighborhood.

María has been making corn tortillas to sell for 21 years; she spends 8 hours a day in this business. She started it with her own savings. She has requested three ODEF loans and the current one is for L10,000 that she will use to buy packages of corn flour to make tortillas. Her goal is to keep a better standard of living for her family and provide schooling for her daughters.
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Maria tiene 54 años y es casada desde hace 25 años. Su esposo se encuentra fuera del país trabajando. Maria tiene 3 hijas de 11, 16 y 21 años de edad, las cuales están estudiando. La familia vive en Barrio Morazan en el municipio de San Pedro Sula.

Maria elabora y vende tortillas de maíz desde hace 21 años y dedica 8 horas diarias al negocio. Inició el negocio con ahorros propios. Ha solicitado 3 prestamos con ODEF y el actual de L10,000 es para compra de fardos de harina de maíz para elaborar tortillas.

Su meta es mantener una mejor calidad de vida de su familia y darle estudio a sus hijas.

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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
  • 87
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,845,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maria Elba to buy corn flour to make tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 10, 2011
Listed
Dec 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 16, 2012