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Alba Luz
Alba, 52, has a son and she’s a single mother. She lives with her mother in a suburban neighborhood in San Pedro Sula. She’s been making and selling corn tortillas for 8 years. She buys corn, lime powder and firewood to make the tortillas. She started the business with her own efforts and has made it grow gradually; she now has a well-established clientele.

She needs the loan to buy corn, lime powder and firewood to make tortillas and will use part of the money to repair the business’ roof. The loan will help her have capital on hand to work and have the ingredients she needs. Her goal is to continue growing in her business and to improve her quality of life.
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Doña Alba tiene 52 años de edad, tiene un hijo es madre soltera y vive con su madre en una Colonia Suburbana de San Pedro Sula.
Ella tiene 8 años de dedicarse a la elaboración y venta de tortillas de maíz, compra el maíz, cal y leña para elaborar las totillas. Este negocio lo estableció con sus propios esfuerzos y poco a poco lo ha hecho crecer. ya tiene una buena clientela. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de maíz, cal y leña para elaborar las tortillas y va destinar un dinero para reparar el techo del negocio. El préstamo le ayudara a tener capital disponible para trabajar y a mantener insumos que necesita. Su meta es seguir creciendo en el negocio y mejorar su 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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,199,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Alba Luz to buy ingredients to make tortillas and sheet metal to repair the kitchen roof.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 27, 2012
Listed
Jul 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013