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Suyapa is 50 years old and has three grown children. She lives with her husband in a suburban neighborhood in San Pedro Sula.

Suyapa worked for several years for a private company, where she started selling her merchandise to her colleagues. Three years ago she left work and established the business in her house. She sells clothes, variety items, domestic appliances, Avon cosmetics, food, and others.

She has requested two loans for her business. This second loan is for 12,000 lempiras. She will use the loan to buy merchandise like clothes, shoes, and domestic appliances in order to keep her business stocked and increase sales by having a variety of products.

Her goal is to prosper in the business and to fix up her house in the future in order to well-establish the business. She is grateful to ODEF and Kiva for the opportunity given to her.
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La señora Suyapa tiene 50 años de edad, tiene 3 hijos mayores de edad, vive con su esposo en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula.
Doña Suyapa trabajo varios años en una empresa privada, donde empezó a vender mercadería entre sus compañeras y hace 3 años dejo de trabajar y estableció el negocio en su casa, ella vende ropa, variedades, electrodomésticos, cosméticos de Avon, comida y otros. Ha solicitado dos préstamos para el negocio, este segundo es de 12,000.00 Lempiras, con el cual va comprar mercadería como ropa, zapatos, electrodomésticos, para mantener surtido el negocio e incrementar las ventas teniendo variedad de productos.
Su meta es prosperar con el negocio y en un futuro acondicionar su casa para establecer bien el negocio. Agradece a ODEF y a KIVA por la oportunidad brindada.

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
  • 93
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,206,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Suyapa to buy merchandise like clothes, shoes, domestic appliances, and others in order to stock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2012
May 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013