Kenia generates her own income through a business that she manages from home. Three years ago, she decided to sell products through catalogs such as Avon, Vogue, and Arabella. The products she sells include crèmes, lotions, shampoo, sandals, clothing, deodorants, dyes, cleaning products, and all other types of cosmetics. Her sales are conducted as a traveling merchant since she must deliver orders to her customers’ homes, as well as sell from her own house.
Kenia has completed two loan cycles and is now requesting a loan of 8,000 HNL that she will invest in more products that her customers have ordered. Her goal for the future is to have her own shop and establish several sales points so that her family can get ahead.
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.
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