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Marta Rosa
Sra. Marta is a 57-year-old single mother of two children. She lives with her family in the town of Quimistan, which is located in the Department of Santa Barbará.


Doña Marta has been selling food as a street vendor for more than 12 years. She prepares and sells food such as corn tortillas, rice, beans, and fried chicken. In order to sell her food, Marta has a strategic location along the highway the stretches all the way to western Honduras (up to the town of La Ceibita). She offers her food to the passengers who travel by bus.


Instead of being indebted to the local grocery stores, Marta decided to request a loan in the amount of 20,100 HNL. The money will be spent on supplies used for preparing her dishes.

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La Señora Marta tiene 57 años de edad, es madre soltera de 2 hijos, reside en compañía de su familia en el municipio del Quimistan, Departamento de Santa Barbará.
Doña Marta se ha dedicado por más de 12 años a la venta de comida de manera ambulante, ella prepara y vende comida a base de tortillas de maíz, arroz, frijoles y pollo frito.
Para la venta de la comida utiliza un punto estratégico de la carretera que conduce hacia el occidente de Honduras (desvió de la Ceibita), ofreciendo sus alimentos a las personas que viajan en los autobuses.
Con el propósito de no endeudarse en los negocios locales (pulperías), decidió solicitar un préstamo por la cantidad de 20,100 Lempiras, los que utiliza para la compra de la materia prima para elaborar sus alimentos.

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
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Marta Rosa to buy supplies for preparing her dishes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 22, 2012
Listed
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2014