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Maria Matias
Maria, 63, is single and has 6 children. She lives in a suburban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula along with 2 of her children. For 6 years, she has had a business making and selling corn tortillas. Maria is very hardworking. She makes tortillas all day to pay for her daily food and to cover the household expenses. She is requesting a loan of 6,000 Honduran lempiras to make some repairs to her business. She will fix the stove and the chimney. With this investment she will be able to provide better service and obtain more income. Maria's goal is to request another loan once this one is paid off so that she can buy an industrial stove and improve her production.
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Doña María, tiene 63 años de edad, está soltera, tiene 6 hijos, vive en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula junto a dos de sus hijos.
Ella tiene 6 años de dedicarse a la elaboración y venta de tortillas de maíz. La señora María es muy trabajadora, hace tortillas todo el día para sacar el sustento diario y cubrir gastos del hogar. Ella solicita este préstamo de 6,000 Lempiras para hacerle arreglos al local de su negocio, arreglara la hornilla y la chimenea, con esta inversión ella va brindar un mejor servicio y obtener más ingresos. Como meta desea solicitar otro préstamo cuando pague este para comprar una estufa industrial y mejorar la producción.

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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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 22
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,199,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Maria Matias to make some repairs to the place where she makes her tortillas; she will fix the stove and the chimney.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 27, 2012
Listed
Aug 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013