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Familiar Cristiano Group
In this Group: Otilia , Maria De Los Santos , Teofila , Yolanda Celina , Melba Trinidad , Reina Victoria , Gladis Esperanza , Filomena , Maria Cristina
Yolanda is a member of the “Familiar Cristiano” communal bank. She’s 68 years old and a single mother of 8 children. She lives with one of her daughters who is the one that helps her work. She lives in the community of Guayabillas and for the last 40 years has worked buying pigs to butcher. Her parents taught her how to work since she was little. She is a very tenacious, hardworking person; she has managed to support her family through this business.

Yolanda started to buy pigs with the little help she got from her children and with loans from FAMA has managed to enlarge the business. She has no problems with sales because demand is good. The loan Yolanda needs it to buy pigs. One of the inconveniences she faces it that sometimes she does not find any pigs to butcher or does not have enough money to buy pigs. Yolanda has been working with FAMA for more than 15 cycles and she is very grateful for the support she’s gotten; she’s made her payments punctually.
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Doña Yolanda es miembro del Grupo Solidario Familiar Cristiano, tiene 68 años de edad, es madre soltera de 8 hijos, ella vive con una de sus hijas y es la que le ayuda a trabajar, ella reside en la comunidad de Guayabillas y desde hace 40 años se dedica a la compra de cerdos para destazo, desde muy pequeña sus padres le enseñaron trabajar, ella es una persona muy luchadora y trabajadora ya que con este negocio ha podido sacar adelante a su familia. Yolanda comenzó a comprar cerdos con lo poco que le daban sus hijos, y con los prestamos que ha solicitado en FAMA a logrado incrementar su negocio, no tiene problemas en las ventas porque tiene buena demanda. El préstamo que doña Yolanda solicita lo necesita para la compra de cerdos. Uno de los inconvenientes que presenta es que en algunas ocasiones no encuentra cerdos para destazar o no tiene el dinero suficiente para comprar cerdos. Doña Yolanda tiene más de quince ciclos de trabajar con FAMA y está muy agradecida con el apoyo que ha recibido, ella ha cancelado sus cuotas puntualmente.

Additional Information

About FAMA:

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere with approximately 59% of people living below the poverty line. Familia y Medio Ambiente OPDF (FAMA OPDF) is a Honduran non-profit with no religious or political affiliation. FAMA’s mission is to provide quality and opportune financial services so that men and women have equal opportunities to develop their micro or small businesses, whether they focus on agriculture, manufacturing or services. FAMA operates 13 branches throughout Honduras and serves over 12,500 clients.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 87
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,198,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Familiar Cristiano Group's $1,175 loan helped a member to buy pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012