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Dina, 46, lives in a neighborhood near Chamelecón, San Pedro Sula with her husband, four children and two grandchildren. She’s been making tortillas to sell for the last 15 years. This product is in high demand because it’s usual to be eaten three times a day at each meal.

She needs a 10,000 lempira loan to capitalize and buy corn, lime powder and firewood to stay in business making and selling corn tortillas. The loan is the 6th one she’s requested to keep her business stable. Her goal is to increase production to earn income needed for the home.
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Dina, tiene 46 años de edad, vive en una colonia cercana a Chamelecón, San Pedro sula junto a su esposo, 4 hijos y dos nietos.
Dina tiene 15 años de dedicarse a la elaboración de tortillas para la venta, siempre le ha gustado esta actividad. Este producto tiene gran demanda ya que por costumbre se consume si es posible los tres tiempos de alimentación. Ella necesita este préstamo de 10,000 Lempiras para capitalizarse y comprar el insumo que es el maíz, cal y leña para mantener estable el negocio de elaboración y venta de tortillas de maíz. Este préstamo es el sexto que ha solicitado y lo ha utilizado para mantener el negocio. Su meta es aumentar la producción para obtener sus ingresos necesarios para el hogar.

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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
  • 92
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,206,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Dina to buy ingredients to make tortillas and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013