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Gloribel is 29 years old and is a single mother. She lives in a suburban neighborhood of the San Pedro Sula municipality, Cortes.

She has had her own business for two and a half years. She sells daily consumption products like rice, beans, soap, detergents, lard, sugar, churros, etc. She also makes and sells nacatamales (made from corn meal and stuffed with rice, meat, potatoes, olives, capers, and other ingredients, and wrapped in banana leaves). She sells the nacatamales as ordered by customers.

She is grateful to ODEF, and now Kiva, for the financial support of her business and her family's well being. This is the third loan she has requested. It is for 21,000 Lempiras and she will invest it in the purchase of daily consumption products to stock her store. A portion of the loan will be used to improve the storefront where she makes her tamales. She will buy two gutters and five sheets for the roof. Once the place is improved, she will hire people to help her grow the business. She hopes to increase her sales and her income. Her goal is to grow the business, and help her and her family grow.
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Gloribel, tiene 29 años de edad, es madre soltera, vive en una colonia suburbana del municipio de San Pedro Sula, Cortes. Ella tiene su propio negocio desde hace dos años y medio, vende productos de consumo diario como arroz, frijoles, jabón, detergentes, manteca, azúcar, churros, etc. y también elabora y vende nacatamales(son hechos de harina de maíz rellenos con arroz, carne, papas, aceitunas, alcaparras y otros, envuelto con hojas de banano).los nacatamales los vende de acuerdo a pedidos de los clientes. Ella esta agradecida con ODEF y ahora a Kiva por el apoyo financiero para su negocio y bienestar familiar. El préstamo que solicita es el tercero que es por 21,000 Lempiras y lo va invertir en compra de productos de consumo diario para surtir su pulpería y una parte la utilizara para acondicionar el lugar donde cocina los tamales, comprara 2 canaletas y 5 láminas para techar. Ya acondicionado el local va contratar personal que le ayude al crecimiento del negocio, espera incrementar las ventas y sus ingresos. Tiene como meta hacer crecer el negocio, su familia y crecimiento personal.

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
  • 79
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,175,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Gloribel to buy products to stock her small grocery store business and improve the storefront where she makes food for sale (nacatamales).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014