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Wilfredo is 29 years old, married, and has a son. They live in a village in Taulable, Comayagua. Ever since he was little Wilfredo has been packaging lime powder. For eight years he has had his own business of making lime powder.

This product is used in construction, and it is used for cooking corn. He buys the supplies like the limestone, he burns it in an oven, and he produces the lime powder. Then he packs it in sacks or bags and sells it.

His business is located on the roadside in an area where a lot of vehicles travel. This is favorable for his sales.

He has requested various loans from ODEF for this business. He is currently requesting his sixth loan to buy materials like limestone, wood, and bags, and to pay workers to pack the product.

His dream is to maintain and expand the business in order to generate good income and achieve a state of well-being for his family.
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Wilfredo tiene 29 años de edad, está casado, tiene un hijo y viven en una aldea que pertenece a Taulabe, Comayagua.. Wilfredo desde pequeño ha realizado la actividad de empacar cal, y hace 8 años se dedica a su propio negocio de elaboración de Cal. Este producto es utilizado en la construcción y es usado para cocinar maíz. El compra los insumos como ser la piedra, esta la quema en un horno y produce la cal, luego la empaca en sacos o bolsas y la vende. Su negocio está ubicado en una zona donde transitan muchos vehículos a orilla de carretera, lo que le favorece para sus ventas. Ha solicitado varios préstamos con ODEF para este negocio, actualmente solicita el sexto préstamo para la compra de materiales como la piedra, leña, bolsas y para el pago de trabajadores quienes empacan el producto. Su sueño es mantener y ampliar el negocio para que genere buenas ganancias y lograr un bienestar familiar.

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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
  • 110
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,207,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Wilfredo to buy materials like limestone, wood, and bags, and to pay workers to pack the product.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013