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Marlen Elizabeth
Marlen, 26, is married and has a son. She lives in the Municipality of Victoria, Yoro. She’s very hardworking. She sells her merchandise from place to place. She sells merchandise like women’s and children’s clothes, shoes, women’s and men’s underwear and bed linens. She works 8 hours a day every day. She started the business three years ago aiming to generate more household income and help her husband cover some of the expenses.

She’s currently asking for her 4th loan for 20,500 lempiras to buy more merchandise like pants, skirts, blouses, shirts, underwear, etc. in order to have variety of goods on hand to offer her customers. Her dream is to have a permanent sales site someday to sell all the products her customers need and thus improve her family’s standard of living.
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Marlen tiene 26 años de edad, es casada, tiene 1 hijo, vive en el Municipio de Victoria, Yoro.
Ella es muy trabajadora, vende su mercadería de forma ambulante, vende mercadería como ropa para damas, ropa de niño, calzado, ropa interior para damas y caballeros y ropa de cama. Trabaja las 8 horas del día, todos los días. Este negocio lo estableció hace 3 años, con el fin de generar más ingresos al hogar y ayudar a su esposo cubrir algunos gastos.
En la actualidad solicita un cuarto préstamo de 20,500 lempiras para compra de más mercadería como pantalones, faldas, blusas, camisas, ropa interior, etc. Para tener variedad de producto que ofrecer a los clientes.
Su sueño es llegar a tener un local fijo donde vender de todos los productos que necesiten los clientes y así poder mejorar su nivel de vida familiar.

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
  • 83
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,194,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Marlen Elizabeth to buy clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013