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Blanca Luz
Blanca Luz, age 38, is single because she was widowed. She has three children, ages 19, 24, and 25. Two of her children are married. She lives with her youngest child in the village of Carrizal in Taulabe.

For approximately 25 years she has been making lime powder. This product is used in construction, and it is also used in home to cook corn. Her process is to buy the rock and sawdust, burn it, and take out the lime powder.

This business is profitable, and there is a great demand in the summer.

The loan she is requesting from ODEF is to buy raw materials like stone and sawdust in order to make the lime powder to sell. She will use her earnings to support her children when they are in need.
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Blanca Luz, tiene 38 años de edad, está soltera por viudez, tiene 3 hijos de 19, 24 y 25 años de edad, de los cuales dos ya están casados, vive en la aldea Carrizal de Taulabe, junto a su hijo menor.
Ella tiene aproximadamente 25 años de dedicarse a la fabricación de Cal, este producto es utilizado en las construcciones y también la utilizan en los hogares para cocinar el maíz. Su proceso es comprar la piedra y aserrín para quemarla y sacar la cal.
Este negocio es rentable y tiene gran demanda en tiempo de verano.
El préstamo que solicita a ODEF es para comprar materia prima como piedra y aserrín para la fabricación de Cal para la venta.
Con las ganancias obtenidas va apoyar a sus hijos en cuanto tengan alguna necesidad.

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
  • 84
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,841,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Blanca Luz to buy stone and sawdust in order to produce lime powder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 2, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012