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Unidas Por El Amor Group
In this Group: Olga Doris , Onelia Elizabeth, Marina , Enma Rosalia, Maria Esmeralda, Francisca *, Maria Salome, Juan Bautista , Maria Angelina , Juana Maria , Justa
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Update on Unidas Por El Amor Group

Communal bank "Unidas por el amor" ("United for love") is comprised of eleven female partners and one male partner, all of which have various economic activities in their community.
Maria Salome is the coordinator of the communal bank. She is 53 years old and married with four children. She is a hardworking woman who lives in the village of Rusio, in the city of Juticalpa, Olancho. She runs a small grocery store in a small part of her home. She started the store with the first credit she received from FAMA in 2002.
Maria needs this loan in order to purchase general merchandise such as sugar, rice, refreshments, butter, meat, chicken, cold cuts, bread and other goods. With the support of this loan she will have a larger and more varied business, and her customers will be able to find everything they need to make their food. This way she can cover her home and health expenses.
Her goal is to expand her business and eventually own a general store. She also dreams of improving her home, because it is in pretty bad condition. Maria Salome has been a client of FAMA for nine years and she hopes to repay this new loan in a punctual and responsible fashion as she has done so far.
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Banco Comunal Unidas por el amor está integrado por once socias y un socio, los cuales realizan diferentes actividades económicas en su comunidad.

Maria Salome, es la coordinadora del Banco Comunal, tiene 53 años de edad, es casada y tiene cuatro hijos, y reside en la comunidad del Rusio en el municipio de Juticalpa, Olancho. Es una mujer luchadora y tiene una pequeña pulpería que inició con el primer credito que obtuvo en FAMA en el 2002 y funciona en una pequeña parte de su casa de habitacion.

El préstamo que está solicitando Maria lo necesita para comprar abarroteria en general como ser azúcar, arroz, refrescos, manteca, carnes, pollo, embutidos, pan, entre otros productos. Con el apoyo del préstamo tendrá más y mejor surtido su negocio y sus clientes podrán encontrar todo lo que necesitan para preparar sus alimentos y asi ella podra cubrir los gastos de la casa y su salud.

Su meta es hacer crecer su negocio y llegar a tener un minimercadito, tambien sueña con hacerle mejoras a su casa porque esta bien deteriorada Maria Salome ha sido cliente de FAMA por nueve años y espera pagar las cuotas de este nuevo prestamo de forma puntual y responsable como hasta en la actualidad.

Previous Loan Details

Doña Francisca is a member and coordinator of the communal bank Unidas por el Amor. She is 56 years old and a widow. She has 6 daughters and 2 sons. She sells groceries and lives in Rusio in the municipality of Juticalpa. She has had a grocery store for the last 16 years and as a result has be... More from Unidas Por El Amor Group's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

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About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 115
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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 portion of Unidas Por El Amor Group's $3,050 loan helped a member to purchase grocery products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012