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Maximina
Maximina, age 59, is a single mother. She has a 12 year old son, and he goes to school. She lives with her son in the Victoria neighborhood in Choloma, Cortes.

Maximina is a very hard-working woman, who for 11 years has been earning a living selling merchandise. She started this business upon seeing the necessity to get income that would allow her to be able to provide daily sustenance for her son.

She sells the merchandise from a stand at the local market. She offers her customers a variety of new clothes. She also sells piñatas, tables, and griddles for the stove. She is very happy because her business has given her good income. She manages it well and reinvests her income in her business. She devotes eight hours a day to her business.

She is currently requesting a loan for 15,000 lempiras to stock up on merchandise like new clothes. She hopes to increase her inventory with this investment so that her earnings will be better. This way she will have financial solvency, which will allow her to continue helping with her son’s education. Her goal is for her business to always be stable.
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Maximina tiene 59 años de edad, es madre soltera y tiene un hijo de 12 años de edad el cual esta estudiando, vive con su hijo en la Colonia Victoria, Choloma, Cortes.
Doña Maximina es una señora muy trabajadora, que hace 11 años se gana la vida vendiendo mercadería. Este negocio lo inicio viéndose en la necesidad de obtener un ingreso que le permitiera poder darle el sustento diario a su hijo. La mercadería la vende en un puesto del mercado local. Ofreciendo a sus clientes variedad en la venta de ropa nueva, además vende piñatas, mesas y comal para hornilla. Ella esta muy contenta porque su negocio le ha dado buenas ganancias de las cuales a reinvertido en el mismo con su buena administración. Dedicándole a su negocio 8 horas diarias.
En la actualidad ha solicitado un préstamo de 15, 000 lempiras, para abastecerse de mercadería como ropa nueva. Espera con esta inversión aumentar su inventario para que sus ingresos sean mejores y así tener una solvencia económica que le permita seguir ayudando a su hijo en el estudio.
Su meta es que su negocio siempre se mantenga estable.

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
  • 20
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,225,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maximina to buy new clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 15, 2012
Listed
Mar 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 16, 2012