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Mariela Elizabeth
Mariela, age 30, is in a common law marriage. She lives with her husband and four children in the city of Puerto Cortes.

Mariela’s source of income is from a small grocery store that she established three years ago in order to get her own resources. In her business she sells basic grocery items like flour, rice, lard, beans, sweets (churros and cookies), and soft drinks, etc. With the income from the business she has been able to cover some of the household expenses.

She is requesting a loan for 15,000 lempiras from ODEF in order to stock up on products like basic grains, sweets, meat, and soft drinks, etc. With this investment she will be able to increase her income and offer more products to her customers.

Her goal is to make her business grow little by little. This way she will give her children a better quality of life.
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Mariela tiene 30 años de edad, vive en unión libre con su esposo, tiene 4 hijos y vive en la Ciudad de Puerto Cortes.
Mariela su fuente de ingresos es una pequeña pulpería que estableció hace 3 años por sus propios medios. En su negocio vende granos básicos como harina, arroz, manteca, frijoles, golosinas (churros, galletas,) refrescos etc. Con las ganancias del negocio ha podido solventar algunos gastos del hogar.
Ella esta solicitando a Odef un préstamo de 15,000 lempiras para abastecerse de producto como granos basicos, golosinas, carnes, refrescos etc. Con esta inversión ella podrá aumentar las ganancias y ofrecer más productos a los clientes.
Su meta es hacer crecer poco a poco su negocio y así darles a sus hijos mejor calidad de vida.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mariela Elizabeth to buy basic grains, beans, rice, lard, corn flour, sweets, meat, and soft drinks, etc. in order to stock her buisiness.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 12, 2012
May 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013