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Maria Antonia
Maria Antonia, age 45, has been married for nine years. Her husband works as a security guard for a private company. She has two children, ages eight and three. She lives with her family in the village of Santa Lucia, Cofradía, Cortes.

Maria has a grocery business, and she sells merchandise. She established her business 20 years ago with her own money. She sells staples like beans, rice, sugar, flour, salt, soft drinks, and dairy products, etc. She also sells sandals for women and men. She devotes the whole day to her business.

Maria has had four loans with ODEF. She is currently requesting her fifth loan to buy products like soap, cleaning products, toothpaste, matches, toilet paper, and condiments, etc. She will also buy merchandise like sandals and clothes. Her goal is to grow her business more. That way she will get better income in order to reinvest by purchasing more products. She will do this to improve her family’s living conditions.
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Maria Antonia tiene 45 años de edad, es casada hace 9 años, su esposo trabaja como guardia de seguridad en una empresa privada, tiene 2 hijos de 8 y 3 años de edad, y vive con su familia en la Aldea Santa Lucia, Cofradía, Cortes.
Maria tiene un negocio de pulpería y venta de mercadería, su negocio lo estableció hace 20 años con su propio capital, y vende productos de la canasta básica como frijoles, arroz, azúcar, harina, sal, refrescos, lácteos etc, y también ofrece a sus clientes la venta de sandalias y ropa de mujer y hombre. Ella dedica todo el día a su negocio.
Doña Maria lleva 4 préstamos con Odef, y actualmente solicita su quinto préstamo para invertir en la compra de producto como jabón, productos de limpieza, pastas dentales, fósforos, papel de baño, condimentos etc., y en la compra de mercadería como sandalias y ropa de vestir para la venta.
Su meta es crecer más en su negocio y así obtener mejores ingresos para reinvertir comprando más producto y mejorar las condiciones de de vida para su familia.

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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
  • 68
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,631,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Maria Antonia to buy groceries and merchandise (soap, cleaning products, toilet paper, tooth paste, condiments, sandals, and clothes).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 6, 2012
Listed
Feb 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 16, 2012