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Marian Alicia
Marian Alicia is 53 years old. She is married, and has six children aged between 9 and 22. She lives in the city of La Ceiba, in Atlántida.

Doña Marian has been working for the last 15 years preparing home remedies. She explains that this is an activity that has been a tradition in her family. For this reason, she has the skill and the knowledge of how to make various remedies such as purgatives, remedies for children, for gastritis, and for stomach-ache. She says that her customers are satisfied with the service she provides, and so most of them are stable customers. She also has additional income from selling fresh fish.

She is requesting a loan of 15,000 lempiras from ODEF to purchase raw materials for making her home remedies. The other part will be used to purchase fish for sale.

Her goal is to continue preparing her remedies and to have sufficient materials to be able to continue selling them.
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Marian Alicia tiene 53 años de edad, es casada, tiene 6 hijos entre 22 y 9 años de edad, vive en la ciudad de La Ceiba, Atlántida.
Doña Marian se dedica hace 15 años a la elaboración de medicinas caseras. Manifiesta que esta es una actividad que viene de tradición en su familia. Por eso tiene la habilidad y el conocimiento como hacer distintas medicinas como purgantes, medicina para los riñones, para la gastritis, y dolor en el vientre. Ella dice que sus clientes quedan satisfechos con el servicio que les da y por lo tanto la mayoría son clientes estables. También para tener otro ingreso extra vende pescado fresco.
Solicito un préstamo con ODEF de 15,000 lempiras para comprar materia prima para la elaboración de las medicinas caseras y otra parte para comprar pescado para la venta.
Su meta es seguir elaborando sus medicinas y tener los materiales suficientes para seguir vendiendo.

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
  • 36
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,919,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Marian Alicia to purchase raw materials for making home remedies and the other part will be used for purchasing fresh fish for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013