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Evangelina
Evangelina is 65 years old, and she is a single mother. She has two children, ages 42 and 26. She lives with them in the La Esperanza village in Tela, Atlántida.

For fifteen years she has had a business of selling clothes where she sells underwear, socks, towels, tablecloths, and fabric for curtains. She started this business activity with capital that her sister gave her. She recognizes that, so far, she has had income that has allowed her to take charge of the household expenses. This has motivated her to get ahead with her business, in which she devotes four hours daily.

She has received three loans from ODEF, and they have helped her maintain her business. She has also been able to improve her home. She is currently requesting her fourth loan for 5,000 lempiras in order to buy more merchandise like underwear, socks, towels, and tablecloths.

Her goal is to continue investing in her business in order to get more income and to provide for future needs.
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Dona Evangelina tiene 65 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene dos hijos de 42 y 26 años de edad con los cuales vive en la aldea la Esperanza, Tela, Atlántida.
Posee desde hace 15 años un negocio de venta de ropa donde vende (ropa interior, calsetas, toallas, manteles de cocina y telas para cortinas). Inicio esta actividad con capital que le proporciono su hermana. Ella considera que hasta el momento ha tenido ingresos que le permiten hacerse cargo de los gastos del hogar y eso la ha motivado seguir adelante con su negocio al cual le dedica 4 horas diarias.
Ella ha obtenido ya tres prestamos con ODEF que le han ayudado a mantener su negocio y también ha podido hacerle mejoras a sus vivienda. En la actualidad solicita sus cuarto préstamo de 5,000 lempiras para comprar mas mercadería como ser (ropa interior, calcetas, toallas, manteles de cocina).
Su meta es seguir invirtiendo en su negocio para obtener mas ingresos y suplir otras necesidades que se le presenten en el futuro.

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
  • 55
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,008,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Evangelina to buy underwear, socks, towels, and tablecloths to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 3, 2012
Listed
Feb 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012