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Marlon Ivan
Marlon Iván, 30, is married; his wife does household chores. He has three children who are 8, 4 and 2 years old; only the oldest is attending school. He lives with his family in Santa Barbará Department, Honduras.

Marlon’s economic activity is farming, specifically coffee growing. He helped his father with farming chores and with the experience he obtained he decided to become independent 14 years ago. His father passed down half a manzana [Central American unit of land measurement] to him to start his own crops. He states that since then he’s done well with the coffee sales since the price of coffee stays steady and he’s reinvested the profits he’s earned to plant more thus increasing resources needed to support his family. He works on his crops starting very early six days a week.

He’s very grateful to ODEF for providing him with a 12,000 lempira loan that he intends to use to buy fertilizer, for crop maintenance and to clear and weed his fields. With this investment he plans to earn more income that he’ll use toward his children’s education. His goal is to farm more land and produce good harvests to have an economic estate to pass on to his children.
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Marlon Iván tiene 30 años, es casado su esposa se dedica a los trabajos del hogar, tiene 3 hijos de 8, 4 y 2 años de edad solo el mayor esta estudiando, vive con su familia en el departamento de Santa Barbará, Honduras.
Marlon su actividad económica es la agricultura específicamente el cultivo del café. El le ayudaba a su padre con los trabajos del cultivo y con la experiencia que obtuvo decidió independizarse hace 14 años. Su padre le heredo media manzana de tierra para comenzar a cultivar lo propio. El manifiesta que desde entonces le ha ido bien con la venta del café ya que el precio de este producto se mantiene y de las ganancias obtenidas las ha reinvertido en cultivar mas. Aumentando los recursos necesarios para mantener a su familia. El trabaja desde muy temprano en sus cultivos 6 días a la semana.
El esta muy agradecido con ODEF por brindarle la oportunidad de un financiamiento por la cantidad de 12,000 lempiras el cual piensa invertir en la compra de fertilizante, mantenimiento y limpieza de la finca. Con esta inversión el piensa obtener mas ingresos de los cuales destinara en la educación de sus hijos.
Su meta es cultivar más tierras y sacar buenas cosechas y heredar a sus hijos un patrimonio económico.

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
  • 24
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,148,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Marlon Ivan to buy fertilizer and to clear and weed his farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 21, 2012
Listed
Mar 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013