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Florinda is 55 years old, married, and has one child. She lives in the town of Taulabe, Comayagua.

For the past 16 years, she has generated income through her business of selling lime powder. Doña Florinda buys quantities of lime powder in barrels and then packs the product in bags for eventual resale. She says that selling lime powder is very profitable and has her own set of buyers for this products.

Doña Florinda has received five loans from ODEF. She is currently requesting another one in the amount of 6,000 HNL so that she can restock her business by purchasing 20 barrels of lime powder for resale. Florinda believes this investment will increase her sales and result in better income. Her goal is to continue growing her business. She wants to achieve financial solvency so that she can be prepared for any priority that presents itself in the future.

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Florinda tiene 55 años de edad, es casada, tiene un hijo, vive en el Municipio de Taulabe, Comayagua.
La actividad que le ha generado ingresos desde hace 16 años es el negocio de venta de cal. Doña florinda compra la cal en cantidades en barriles, luego las empaca en bolsa y la vende. Manifiesta que la venta de cal es muy rentable. Cuenta con sus propios compradores de este producto.
Doña Florinda lleva cinco préstamos con Odef, actualmente solicita otro de 6,000 lempiras para abastecerse comprando 20 barriles de cal para la venta. Piensa que con esta inversión aumentara las ventas y sus ingresos serán aun mejores.
Su meta es seguir creciendo en su negocio y tener una solvencia económica para cualquier necesidad prioritaria que se presente en el futuro.

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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
  • 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 $325 helped Florinda to buy 20 barrels of lime powder to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013