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Leonidas
Leónidas, age 53, lives with his life partner, and he has seven children. He lives in a rural community in the Santa Cruz de Yojoa municipality in the Cortes department.

Leónidas has been selling food in a mini-market for four years. He sells eggs, shortening, salt, wheat and corn flour, sugar, and soft drinks.

He has currently requested a loan for 21,000 lempiras to stock his business with basic grains, sausages, soft drinks, candy, and commonly used drugs.

He thinks that his sales will increase because the time for harvesting coffee is approaching. During this season the circulation of cash is greater, and the demand for his products increases.

Leónidas has completed four cycles of working with loans with ODEF. He is very grateful for the trust being placed in him. His goal is to increase his income in order to be able to give his children a good education.
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El señor Leónidas tiene 53 años de edad, convive en unión libre con su compañera de hogar, tiene 7 hijos. Reside en una comunidad rural del Municipio de Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Departamento de Cortes.
Don Leónidas se dedica desde hace 4 años a la venta de alimentos a través de una pulpería, él vende huevos, manteca, sal, harina de trigo y de maíz, azúcar y refrescos.
En la actualidad ha solicitado un préstamo por la cantidad de 21,000 Lempiras los que piensa invertir surtiendo su negocio con granos básicos, embutidos, refrescos, golosinas y medicinas de uso común.
Él piensa que sus ventas van a aumentar ya que se avecina la temporada de cosecha café y en esta época el circulante de dinero en efectivo es mayor y la demanda de sus productos aumenta.
Don Leónidas ha cumplido 4 ciclos de trabajar con préstamos con ODEF lo cual agradece mucho por la confianza que le han brindado. Su meta es aumentar sus ganancias para poder brindarles una buena educación a sus hijos.

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
  • 22
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,218,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Leonidas to buy basic grains, sausages, soft drinks, candy, and pastas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 28, 2012
Listed
Oct 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013