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Santos Matilde
Doña Santos is 54 years old and a single mother with three children. She lives in the subdivision of Zona Periférica in San Pedro Sula with her young daughter. Santos has always been a homemaker, but she is also a merchant. She has more than 15 years of experience in the business of selling merchandise by going house-to-house, visiting fairs, and taking orders and requests from her home. Santos sells sandals, shoes, undergarments (for women, men, and children), and other products that have been ordered by her customers.

Doña Santos is requesting a loan of 5,000 HNL in order to improve her sales. She plans to restock her inventory of merchandise such as clothing, sandals, and other requested items so that she can generate more income. Her goal is to establish her business in a fixed location and offer her customers a variety of products. She is extremely grateful for the financing opportunity from ODEF and Kiva.

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Doña Santos tiene 54 años de edad, es madre soltera con tres hijos y está viviendo en una colonia en zona periférica de San Pedro Sula junto a su hija menor.
Ella siempre se ha dedicado a las labores del hogar y también al comercio, tiene más de 15 años de realizar esta actividad de vender mercadería en forma ambulante de casa en casa, en ferias y en su casa atraves de encargos o pedidos. Vende sandalias, zapatos, ropa interior para damas, caballeros y niños y otros productos que le encargan sus clientes. Doña santos está solicitando un préstamo de 5,000.00 Lempiras para mejorar las ventas surtiendo de mercadería como ropa, sandalias y otros encargos que le hacen para obtener más ingresos. Su meta es lograr establecer este negocio en un local fijo y ofrecer a sus clientes variedad de productos. Agradece mucho la oportunidad de financiamiento a ODEF y a KIVA.

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
  • 35
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Santos Matilde to buy new clothing, undergarments, sandals, and shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2012
May 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012