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Maria Santos
María Santos, 35, lives in a suburban neighborhood in San Pedro Sula with her husband and two children. For the last 15 years she’s been working in her own fruit and vegetables sales business; she sells from place to place. The business is profitable and she contributes her profits to cover family expenses. She sells papayas, mangoes, bananas, celery, cilantro, etc. All the fruit is fresh which is why customers prefer her.

The loan she’s requesting will be used to buy fresh fruit and vegetables to keep her business well-stocked always with variety so that sales will increase. Her goal is to always be growing in her business in order to have a better standard of living.
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María Santos, tiene 35 años de edad, vive en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula junto a su esposo y sus dos hijos.
Desde hace 15 años se dedica a su propio negocio de venta de frutas y verduras de manera ambulante. Este negocio es rentable y de las ganancias aporta al hogar con los gastos de su familia. Ella vende papayas, mangos, bananos, apio, cilantro etc. todas las frutas son frescas por eso la prefieren los clientes. El préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en comprar frutas y verduras frescas para mantener siempre surtido el negocio y con variedad para incrementar las ventas. Su meta es mantener siempre en crecimiento el negocio para poder tener un nivel de vida mejor.

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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
  • 82
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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 $525 helped Maria Santos to buy fruit and vegetables to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012