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Maria
María, age 70, is a single mother. She lives with a son in the Tela municipality. She is an enterprising Christian woman with a great desire to keep working. She previously worked at an institution. Fourteen years ago she decided upon her own business of selling women’s and men’s clothes, underwear, shoes, creams, deodorants, shampoo, talcum powder, and other personal hygiene products. She does this in an itinerant manner and by orders from her customers.

This loan that she has requested is her third loan, and it is for 7,500 lempiras. She will use it to buy more clothes, creams, shampoo, lotions, deodorants, and other personal hygiene products in order to increase her inventory and fill the customer orders that are pending. Her goal is to grow spiritually and to have a small clothing store in a fixed place. She also wants to continue working in order to always have quality of life.
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Doña María tiene 70 años de edad, es madre soltera, vive en el municipio de tela junto a un hijo. Ella es una persona emprendedora, cristiana y con muchos deseos de seguir trabajando. Anteriormente trabajaba en una institución y hace ya 14 años que decidió por su propio negocio de venta de ropa para damas, caballeros y ropa interior, zapatos, cremas, desodorantes, champú, talcos y otros productos de aseo personal. Esta actividad la realiza de manera ambulante y por pedidos que le hacen sus clientes. Este préstamo que ha solicitado es el tercero y es por 7,500 Lempiras, el cual lo utilizara para comprar más ropa, cremas, champú, lociones, desodorantes y otros de aseo personal para incrementar el inventario y cumplir con los pedidos que ya tiene pendientes de sus clientes. Su meta es crecer espiritualmente, llegar a tener una tiendita de ropa en un lugar fijo y seguir trabajando para tener siempre calidad de vida.

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
  • 96
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,680,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Maria to buy more clothes, creams, shampoo, lotions, deodorants, and other personal hygiene products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 4, 2012
Listed
Nov 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 19, 2013