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Las Orquidias Group
In this Group: Mildren Liliana , Mevis Sarahi , Mariela Dolores

Update on Las Orquidias Group

Sarahi is a member of the "Las Orquidias" Solidarity Group. She is twenty years old, married and has 5 children. She started her fruit and vegetable business 2 years ago. She learned the business from her boss who used to work in a warehouse selling vegetables. Sarahi starts her day at 6:00am and doesn't finish working until 5pm. She works with her husband.

One of the disadvantages of her business is that she has to pay to rent the space she uses. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy fruits and vegetables, in order to meet all her clients' needs. With the loan she will be able to stock her business and her clients won't go elsewhere to shop. With her earnings, Sarahi will be able to pay some of her families' expenses. Her dream is to own her own store and to expand her business. Sarahi has received loans from FAMA before and has always repaid on time.
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Sarahi es miembro del Grupo Solidario Las Orquidias, tiene 20 años de edad, es casada y madre de cinco hijos, su esposo se dedica al comercio, ella inicio desde hace dos años su negocio de venta de frutas y verduras, aprendió con su jefa ya que anteriormente trabajaba en una bodega de venta de verduras, su horario de atención es de 6:00 am y culmina a las 5:00 pm, trabaja en conjunto con su esposo. Una de sus desventajas es que tiene que pagar alquiler por el local. El préstamo que solicita Sarahi lo necesita para la compra de frutas y verduras para poder ofrecer a sus clientes todo lo que necesiten. Con el apoyo de este préstamo ella podrá surtir su negocio y su clientela no se ira a otro lugar a comprar, y que con las ganancias podrá ayudar a su familia en sus gastos. Su sueño es hacer su negocio más grande y poner su propio local. Sarahi tiene varios ciclos en FAMA y ha sido una clienta puntual con el pago de sus cuotas.

Previous Loan Details

Mildren is 29 years old, married and has three children. She is a member of the 'Las Orquidias' solidarity group. Her husband is a taxi driver. The family live in Los Dardanelos, in the city of Juticalpa, Olancho. Mildren started out in business thirteen years ago, selling candy twists and cl... More from Las Orquidias Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

About FAMA:

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere with approximately 59% of people living below the poverty line. Familia y Medio Ambiente OPDF (FAMA OPDF) is a Honduran non-profit with no religious or political affiliation. FAMA’s mission is to provide quality and opportune financial services so that men and women have equal opportunities to develop their micro or small businesses, whether they focus on agriculture, manufacturing or services. FAMA operates 13 branches throughout Honduras and serves over 12,500 clients.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,919,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Orquidias Group's $1,025 loan helped a member to buy fruits and vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2013