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Maria Petronila
Doña María is 56 years old, married, and has six children. Her husband works as a principal at an elementary school. They live southeast of San Pedro Sula.


María studied cosmetology and dreamed of establishing her own beauty salon. With the help of her husband, she accomplished her goal. María has been in business for 10 years and has done very well. She manages her business every day and works 12 hours each day. Her business has grown and now has many customers and an assortment of products.


She is requesting her second loan from ODEF in the amount of 15,000 HNL. The money will be used to buy products that she needs for her salon so that she can perform her work such as dyes, nail polishes, shampoo, crèmes, make-up, and other supplies. Her dream is to grow her business and become recognized. This will enable her to generate income so that she can provide for her children’s college education.

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Doña María, tiene 56 años de edad, casada, tiene 6 hijos, su esposo trabaja de director de una escuela primaria, viven al sur este de San Pedro Sula. Ella estudio belleza y su sueño era establecer su propio salón de belleza, y con la ayuda de su esposo lo logro. Ya tiene 10 años de tenerlo y le ha ido muy bien, atiende todos los días dedicándole 12 horas diarias. Su negocio ha crecido tiene más clientes y variedad de productos. Esta solicitando un segundo préstamo con ODEF y es por 15,000 Lempiras con el cual va comprar productos que necesita tener en su salón para realizar los trabajos como ser: tintes, esmaltes, champú, cremas, maquillajes etc. Su sueño es hacer crecer su negocio y que sea reconocido y poder obtener ingresos para darle el estudio universitario a sus hijos.

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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,478,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Maria Petronila to buy dyes, nail polishes, shampoo, crèmes, make-up, and other beauty supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 20, 2012
Listed
Sep 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 18, 2013