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Maria Elena
María Elena, 41, is married and has five children who are 26, 24, 22, 19 and 16 years old; only the 16-year-old and the 19-year-old attend school. She lives in San Juan Pueblo, Atlántida.

María has a business selling clothes, shoes, school supplies (notebooks, book bags, etc.) and soft-drinks. She started the business seeing that she needed another source of income that would help her cover some needs like her children’s education. Since then she’s worked hard earning good profits that have helped her business to grow. She works full time selling her merchandise.

María has had several ODEF loans and she states that they have helped her very much with her business’ stability. She’s now asking for another, 10,000 lempira, loan to stock her store with merchandise like clothes, notebooks and book bags. Her goal is to stay in business to give her children economic stability for their schooling.
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Maria Elena tiene 41 años de edad, es casada y tiene 5 hijos de 26, 24, 22, 19 y 16 años de edad, de los cuales solo el de 16 y 19 estudian, vive en San Juan Pueblo, Atlántida.
Doña Maria tiene un negocio de venta de ropa, zapatos, útiles escolares (cuadernos, mochilas etc.) y refrescos. Ella inicio este negocio viéndose en la necesidad de obtener otro ingreso económico que le ayudara a suplir algunas necesidades, como la educación de sus hijos. Desde entonces trabaja mucho obteniendo buenas utilidades con las cuales ha podido hacer crecer su negocio. Trabaja tiempo completo vendiendo su mercadería.
Maria lleva varios financiamientos con ODEF en el cual manifiesta le han ayudado mucho en la estabilidad de su negocio, ahora solicita otro de 10,000 lempiras para surtir su tienda con mercadería como ropa, cuadernos y bolsones escolares.
Su meta es seguir trabajando para darles a sus hijos la estabilidad económica para sus estudios.

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
  • 23
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,349,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Maria Elena to buy clothes, notebooks and book bags to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 22, 2012
Listed
Mar 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2013