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Bartolo
Bartolo, age 43, is married and has six children. He lives in the Arizona municipality in Atlántida. He is an very enterprising man who engages in various business activities to generate income for his family.

He has been farming since he was very young. He has land where he grows rice and corn and works with livestock.

In order to get more income, eight years ago he decided to sell all types of books like Christian books, encyclopedias, and others. He conducts his book business in an itinerant manner and by order. He uses his own means of transportation, which is a motorcycle, to move around selling books. It is a profitable business, and he sells during his free time.

He has requested a loan for 20,000 lempiras to plant two “manzanas” [a land measurement unit equivalent to 7000 square meter] of rice. He will buy seeds, fertilizer, and pay to clear the land. He will sell this production at the local market.

His goal is to establish a bookstore in a fixed location.
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Bartolo, tiene 43 años de edad, es casado y tiene 6 hijos con su pareja, y vive en el municipio de Arizona, Atlántida. El es un hombre muy emprendedor, realiza varias actividades para generar ingresos para su familia. Desde muy joven se ha dedicado a la agricultura, cuenta con su terreno donde siembra arroz, maíz y ganadería.
Hace 8 años con el fin de obtener más ingresos decidió dedicarse a vender todo tipo de libros de lectura, libros cristianos, enciclopedias y otros. Este negocio de libros lo realiza de manera ambulante y por pedidos, utiliza su propio medio de transporte que es una motocicleta para movilizarse con la venta de libros. Es un negocio rentable también al cual le dedica su tiempo libre.
El ha solicitado un préstamo por 20,000 Lempiras y lo va utilizar para la siembra de dos manzanas de terreno de arroz, comprara la semilla, fertilizantes y pago de limpieza del mismo. Esta producción la vende en el mercado local.
Tiene como meta establecer una librería en un local fijo.

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
  • 55
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,390,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Bartolo to buy seeds, fertilizer, and to pay to clear the land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 7, 2012
Listed
Oct 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014