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Maria Suyapa
Maria is 36 years old, single, and lives with her brother and nephew in the town of Esparta, Atlántida. She is a hardworking woman. Four years ago, she established a general retail shop where she sells clothing, handbags, sandals, and trinkets. Her business operates out of her home, which is equipped to function as the storefront for selling her merchandise. Maria says that she is doing very well and is able to generate good profits. Through good management and the help of the loans she obtained from ODEF, she has been able to use her earnings to expand her inventory. Two years ago, she opened another business -- a grocery store. Now that she manages two businesses, Maria is able to offer a variety of products including food items.

She is requesting her fourth loan in the amount of 20,000 HNL so that she can restock her business with clothing and the latest trinkets. In order for her income to grow and generate more profits, she needs to reinvest in her business. Her goal is to expand her business even more so that her revenue will improve.

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Maria tiene 36 años de edad, es soltera y vive con su hermano y sobrino en el Municipio de Esparta, Atlántida.
Maria es una mujer muy trabajadora. Hace 4 años estableció un negocio de venta de mercadería en general como Ropa, carteras, sandalias y achinería en general. Su negocio funciona en su casa donde acondiciono un local para vender su mercadería. Comenta que le ha ido muy bien y ha generado ganancias rentables. Con la administración y con la ayuda de los prestamos obtenidos con ODEF las ganancias las ha sabido distribuir ampliando su inventarió, y hace 2 años logro establecer otro negocio de pulpería. Ella atiende sus dos negocios, Ofreciendo variedad de productos tanto en mercadería como productos alimenticios.
Solicita su cuarto préstamo de 20,000 lempiras para surtir más su negocio en Ropa y achinería nueva. Para que sus ingresos sean aun mayores y de las ganancias obtenidas poder reinvertir en el negocio.
Su meta es ampliar mas el negocio para generar mejores ganancias.

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
  • 73
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,656,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Maria Suyapa to buy new clothing and a variety of trinkets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013