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Ruth Elizabeth
Ruth is a 35-year-old single mother. She and her two children live with her parents in Chamelecón, San Pedro Sula. Ruth is an enterprising individual who looks for ways to support her children. For the past four years, she has been selling vegetables, beef, pork, chicken, and soft drinks. Her business is located in her home. She has requested several loans in order to maintain her business.

Ruth is currently requesting her fourth loan in the amount of 20,000 HNL so that she can buy more soft drinks, vegetables, and meat to restock her business and keep growing. Her plans are to keep her business stocked so that she can support her children. She also motivates herself to have a steady source of income.

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Ruth, de 35 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene dos hijos y vive en Chamelecón, San Pedro Sula, con sus padres y sus dos hijos. Ella es una persona emprendedora, quien ha buscado como mantener a sus hijos, hace 4 años decidió dedicarse a la venta de verduras, carne de res, cerdo, de pollo y también refrescos. Este negocio lo tiene en su casa. ya ha solicitado varios préstamos para mantener su negocio, actualmente solicita el cuarto préstamo que es por 20,000 Lempiras, con el cual va comprar más refrescos, verduras y carnes para surtir el negocio y seguir creciendo. Sus planes son mantener surtido el negocio para darles la manutención a sus hijos y también sentirse motivada de que tiene una fuente de ingresos fija.

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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
  • 5
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,455,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Ruth Elizabeth to buy meat, soft drinks, and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013