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Maria Dolores
Sra. Maria is 57 years old and lives in the town of Santa Barbara. She has been with her husband Guillermo, a merchant and bricklayer, for more than 40 years. They have five grown children (ages 39, 36, 31, 28, and 23).


Maria prepares and sells sweets (cookies) and homemade bread. She woke up one day and wanted to start a business at the fair. Maria began selling sweets to a club of homemakers 20 years ago with the help of her husband. Since then, she began selling at all of the fairs held in the Department of Santa Barbara. She works five hours a day preparing sweets and bread.


Maria is requesting a loan of 12,000 HNL to buy supplies such as sugar, food coloring, baskets, bags, and serving sticks. She hopes to increase her production and expand her business.

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La señora Maria tiene 57 años y vive en el municipio de Santa Barbara. Tiene más de 40 años de estar con su esposo Guillermo, lo cual es comerciante y agricultor. Tiene 5 hijos mayores de 39, 36, 31, 28 y 23 años de edad.

Maria se dedica a la confección y venta de dulces (colaciones) y pan casero. Le despertó el interés en poner este negocio un día en una feria. Ella comenzó vendiendo sus dulces en un club de amas de casa hace 20 años con la ayuda de su esposo. Desde este entonces comenzó a vender en todas las ferias del departamento de Santa Barbara. Trabaja 5 horas diarias elaborando los dulces y el pan.

Solicitó este crédito de L12,000 para comprar materia prima como azúcar, colorantes, canastas, bolsas y palos. Ella espera aumentar su producción y así ampliar su negocio.

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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 56
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,366,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Maria Dolores to buy supplies such as sugar, food coloring, baskets, bags, and serving sticks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 12, 2011
Listed
Dec 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012