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Alba Azucena
Alba, 36, is living in a common law relationship and has five children; she lives in the municipality of Victoria, Yoro. She’s been selling merchandise like bed linens, underwear, pants, skirts, curtains, assorted styles of footwear and also medicine (pills, syrups, etc.) for three years with the goal of earning her own income to support her family and help her husband cover household expenses.

She is currently asking for her fourth loan in the amount of 20,500 lempiras to buy merchandise like footwear, bed linens, second-hand clothes and medicine to resell. Her plan is to continue working to make her business grow and to be able to give her children a better future.
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Alba tiene 36 años de edad, vive en unión libre, y tiene 5 hijos, vive en el Municipio de Victoria Yoro.
Alba tiene 3 años de dedicarse a la venta de mercadería como: ropa de cama, ropa interior, pantalones, faldas, cortinas, calzado de diferentes estilos, también vende medicamentos (pastillas, jarabes etc.) decidió establecer este negocio con el fin de tener sus propios recursos de donde mantener a su familia proporcionándole la ayuda a su esposo con los gastos del hogar.
Actualmente solicita el cuarto préstamo de 20,500 lempiras el cual lo invertirá en compra de mercadería como calzado, ropa de cama, ropa de segunda mano y medicamentos para la venta.
Su plan es seguir trabajando para hacer crecer su negocio y si poder darles un mejor futuro a sus hijos.

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
  • 84
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,841,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Alba Azucena to buy merchandise to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013