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María Antonia
Maria, 58, is a single mother of 2. She lives in a rural community in the municipality of Gracias, which is in the department of Lempira.

Maria started her business selling food and snacks 8 years ago, with the goal of making a living through the business.

Maria makes tamales, ticucos (a traditional dish made from corn, condiments and meat), and bread to sell. She sells her dishes from place to place, and she also sells snacks, groceries, sweets and condiments from her home.

In order to stock up her business and buy supplies (corn flour and meat), she has requested a loan of 8,000 Honduran lempiras.

In the future, Maria plans to increase her sales and earnings so that she can support the daughter who is currently living with her.
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La señora María tiene 58 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene 2 hijos, reside en una comunidad rural del Municipio de Gracias, Departamento de Lempira.
Ella inicio su negocio de venta de comida y golosinas hace 8 años, con el fin de adquirir recursos económicos para la subsistencia.
Doña María elabora tamales, ticucos (alimento típico de maíz, condimentos y carne) y pan para la venta ambulante, además en su vivienda vende golosinas, abarrotes, dulces y condimentos.
Con el propósito de surtir su negocio y comprar materia prima (harina de maíz y carne), ha solicitado un préstamo por la cantidad de 8,000 Lempiras.
Sus planes a futuro es aumentar las ventas y con las ganancias crecer económicamente para apoyar a su hija con quien convive actualmente.

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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 93
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,206,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped María Antonia to buy supplies to make food to sell (corn flour and meat), and to buy snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2012
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013