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Domitila, age 57, is single as a result of becoming a widow. She lives in the town of Morazan Yoro with her two children. Domitila sells new and used clothing as a traveling merchant. She takes orders and makes deliveries from her home and has now been in operation for three years. Domitila sells blouses, trousers, shirts, and undergarments that are requested by her customers. In addition, she prepares food to sell and sews articles of clothing in order to generate extra income.

To maintain stability, Domitila has decided to request a loan of 6,000 HNL in order to buy more clothing in variety that she can sell so that she can increase her earnings. Her goal is to provide an education for her children and to improve the living conditions for her family.

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Domitila tiene 57 años de edad, es soltera por viudez, vive en el municipio de Morazan Yoro, junto a sus dos hijos. Ella se dedica a vender ropa nueva y usada de manera ambulante, entrega a domicilio y por encargo desde hace 3 años realiza esta actividad. Vende blusas, pantalones, camisas, ropa interior y lo que le pidan sus clientes. Adicionalmente elabora comida para vender y realiza trabajos de costura de prendas de vestir lo que le genera otros ingresos. Y para mantenerlo estable ha decidido solicitar un préstamo por 6,000 Lempiras para comprar más ropa variada para vender e incrementar sus ingresos, ya que su meta es darles el estudio a sus hijos y mejorar las condiciones de vida de su familia

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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
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Domitila to buy new and used clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 3, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013