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Maria Juana
Doña Maria Juana is 54 years old and a single mother of four children (ages 35, 30, 25, and 23). All of them are independent and live apart from her. She lives with two of her grandchildren in the neighborhood of Guaymitas del Progreso, Yoro. Doña Maria generates income by managing a grocery business that she started three years ago. She is grateful for the profits she has gained from having her own business. Maria started out selling fried dough and ice cream, but over time she gradually stocked more inventory. Through hard work and effort, she now offers food products such as flour, sugar, lard, beans, rice, vegetables, grocery products, and all types of candy. She is very pleased with her business and has done very well because she has daily demand for food products. Maria Juana serves her customers every day.

She is requesting her second loan in the amount of 14,000 HNL so that she can restock with more food products, thus allowing her to provide better service that is in demand. Her goal is to expand her inventory so that she can improve her quality of life.

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Doña Maria Juana tiene 54 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene 4 hijos de 35, 30, 25, y 23 años de edad, todos son independientes y viven aparte, ella vive con 2 nietos en la aldea Guaymitas de el Progreso, Yoro.
La actividad que le genera los ingresos a Doña Maria es un negocio de una pulpería. Desde hace 3 años logro establecerla, gracias a sus ganas de obtener su propio negocio. Empezó vendiendo churros y helados, con el tiempo logro surtirlo poco a poco con mucho trabajo y empeño y ahora ofrece productos alimenticios como (harina, azúcar, manteca, frijoles, arroz, verduras, y productos de abarrotería y toda clase de golosinas). Ella esta muy contenta con su negocio le va muy bien porque la demanda de los productos alimenticios es a diario. Atiende a sus clientes todo el día.
Doña Maria solicito su segundo préstamo de 14,000 lempiras para abastecerse de productos alimenticios para dar un mejor servicio de producto que tiene demanda.
Su meta es ampliar su inventario, para mejorar su calidad de vida.

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
  • 90
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,676,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Maria Juana to buy flour, beans, rice, sugar, lard, eggs, and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2012
Mar 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 27, 2013