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Mirian Elizabeth
Sra. Mirian is 52 years old, single, and lives with her grown son in the town of Tela, Atlántida. Twelve years ago, she established her own business as a source of income. Doña Mirian prepares and sells breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, and natural juices from a kiosk that is attached to her house. She previously worked as a rice farmer, but thought that a food business would be good idea, so she decided to pursue establishing one.

Sra. Mirian is very enterprising and has worked with several loans. The loan she is currently requesting is in the amount of 25,000 HNL and will be used to buy a new refrigerator for her business and supplies such as meat, rice, vegetables, flour, oil, and other ingredients for preparing her dishes. This investment will enable her to provide better service to her customers. With her profits, Mirian plans to build a concrete structure so that she can always improve her business. She also wants to make improvements to the home that she built using the earnings from her business.

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La señora Mirian tiene 52 años de edad, soltera, vive con el hijo mayor en el municipio de Tela, Atlántida. Ella tiene 12 años de haber establecido su propia fuente de ingresos. Doña Mirian elabora y vende desayunos, almuerzos, cenas, refrescos y jugos naturales en una caseta pegado a su casa. Anteriormente se dedicaba al cultivo de arroz, pero miro que el negocio de comida era bueno y decidió establecerlo. la señora es muy emprendedora ha trabajado con varios prestamos, este actual que solicita es el decimo préstamo y es por 25,000 lempiras, con el cual va comprar una refrigeradora nueva para el negocio y comprara insumos como carnes, arroz, vegetales, harina, aceite etc. para elaborar comida. Con esta inversión va brindar un mejor servicio al cliente. De las ganancias piensa construir el local de material de concreto, siempre ir mejorando su negocio y también mejorar su vivienda la que construyo con ganancias del negocio.

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
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Mirian Elizabeth to buy ingredients and a new refrigerator for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014