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Adela is 39 years of age, married with three children, and lives in Choloma Cortes. She set up her own business 16 years ago in an establishment in the local market, where she sells all kinds of dressmaking materials such as thread, lace, buttons, wool, ribbon, needles, etc. She also sells materials for making piñatas. From a very young age she liked this kind of work, and her business has grown.

Adela has had 10 loan cycles including this one, which is for 10,000 Honduran Lempiras. With this investment she wants to increase her inventory of dressmaking and piñata-making materials. She wants her business sales to keep increasing, so that she can help her children graduate and also improve her home.
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La señora Adela, tiene 39 años de edad, es casada, tiene 3 hijos y vive en Choloma Cortes. Ella tiene 16 años de haber establecido su propio negocio en un establecimiento del mercado local, donde vende todo tipo de materiales para la confección de ropa como ser: hilos, encajes, botones, lana, cintas, agujas etc. también vende materiales para la elaboración de piñatas. Desde joven le ha gustado esta actividad y su negocio ha estado en crecimiento. Ha mantenido 10 ciclos de préstamos con el actual y es por 10,000 Lempiras, con esta inversión va incrementar el inventario en materiales para la confección de ropa y para la elaboración de piñatas. Ella quiere que su negocio siga mejorando las ventas y sus ingresos para ayudar a sus hijos a graduarse y también mejorar su vivienda.

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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
  • 73
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,801,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Adela to supply her business with dressmaking materials, such as thread, lace, ribbon and needles, as well as materials to make piñatas for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013