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Laureana, 60, is a single mother; she has three children who are 46, 41 and 31 years old. She lives in one of San Pedro Sula’s outlying neighborhood with her mother and two nephews.

Laureana has been selling clothes, shoes, sandals, casual attire and underwear for 30 years. She used to sell candy and snacks. From her current business she’s managed to pay for her house and she’s very satisfied about having it.

In order to have a more stable economy, she’s asked ODEF for a L.13,500.00 loan which is her 13th loan and she plans to use it to stock her store with clothes, shoes, sandals, casual attire and underwear. Her goal is to continue to maintain a level of income that will permit a better quality of life at the family level.
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La señora Laureana, de 60 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene 3 hijos de 46, 41 y 31 años de edad, vive en una Colonia periférica de San Pedro Sula con su madre y dos sobrinos.
Doña Laureana, tiene 30 años de dedicarse al comercio de venta de ropa, zapatos, sandalias, ropa casual y ropa interior. Anteriormente vendía dulces y golosinas. Del actual negocio ella ha logrado pagar su vivienda y esta muy satisfecha de tenerlo.
Con el fin de tener una estabilidad económica ha solicitado varios prestamos a ODEF este de L.13,500.00 es el treceavo préstamo y lo va invertir en el negocio para surtir el inventario en ropa, zapatos, sandalias, ropa casual y ropa interior. Su meta sigue siendo mantener un nivel de ingresos para tener una mejor calidad de vida a nivel familiar.

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
  • 82
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,803,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Laureana to buy merchandise to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013