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Mercedes
Doña Mercedes is 42 years old, married, and has 7 children between the ages of 8 and 24. She lives in the neighborhood of El Carmen de Taulabe, Comayagua.


Doña Mercedes generates income through her business of selling vegetables that she established five years ago at the local market. She sells all types of fresh vegetables. Mercedes is a hardworking woman and her efforts have enabled her children to move forward and helped her husband with the household expenses. She has been able to succeed and now has two vegetable stands, one of which is managed by her daughter. Mercedes begins her work very early so that she can serve her customers.


She is requesting her first loan in the amount of 20,000 HNL so that she can buy fresh vegetables. This will allow her to offer high-quality products to her customers. Her goals for the future are to buy her own land and build a house so that her children will have the necessary comforts.

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Doña Mercedes tiene 42 años de edad, es casada y tiene 7 hijos entre las edades de 24 y ocho años de edad, y vive en la aldea El Carmen de Taulabe, Comayagua.
Doña Mercedes tiene una actividad que le genera ingresos, es un negocio de venta de verduras el cual lo tiene establecido desde hace 5 años en el mercado local. Ella vende toda clase de verduras frescas. Es una señora muy trabajadora y su esfuerzo por sacar sus hijos adelante y ayudarle a su esposo con los gastos del hogar, ha logrado superarse y actualmente cuenta con dos puestos de verduras el cual uno de ellos lo administra su hija. Ella trabaja desde muy temprano para atender a sus clientes.
Ella solicita su primer préstamo de 20,000.00 Lempiras para comprar verduras frescas y poder ofrecer a sus clientes calidad de producto.
Sus metas en el futuro es comprar su propio solar y poder hacer su casa, para que sus hijos tengan las comodidades que necesitan.

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 $1,050 helped Mercedes to buy vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 16, 2012
Listed
Mar 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013