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Tomasa, 68, is single due to widowhood; she has seven children and she lives in El Progreso, Yoro with a son and two grandchildren.

She’s always been a merchant and a year and a half ago she started her own grocery store where she sells rice, sugar, beans, candy, snacks, condiments, soft-drinks, lard, groceries, etc. She’s a very hardworking woman and helps her children and grandchildren by means of her business. She has kept the business stable thanks to loans; she’s been with ODEF for 11 loan cycles.

The current loan request is for 21000 Lempiras that she will use to better stock her grocery store with the products she needs and will also use part of it to finish paying for a small piece of land she bought. Her immediate goal is to pay off the lot and to keep her store stocked so that she can earn income to support her home.
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Doña Tomasa tiene 68 años de edad, soltera por viudez, tiene 7 hijos y vive en el Progreso, Yoro junto a un hijo y dos nietos.
Ella siempre se ha dedicado al comercio y hace año y medio estableció bien su negocio de pulpería donde vende azúcar, arroz, frijoles, dulces, churros, condimentos, refrescos, manteca, abarrotes etc. es una señora muy trabajadora de su negocio ayuda a sus hijos y nietos. Este negocio lo ha mantenido estable mediante préstamos, con ODEF lleva 11 ciclos de préstamos. El préstamo actual que solicita es por 21,000 Lempiras y con este va surtir mas la pulpería de productos que le hace falta y con otra parte quiere terminar de pagar un pequeño terreno que adquirió. Su meta inmediata es terminar de pagar el terreno y mantener su negocio surtido de donde espera obtener los ingresos que sostienen su hogar.

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
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Tomasa to buy stock merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013