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María
María, age 55, is in a common-law marriage, and she has six children. She lives with her mother-in-law, her husband, and her children in a rural community in the Nueva Frontera municipality in the Santa Barbara department.

María has always worked in agriculture. For 15 years she has been producing coffee, corn, and beans that she sells.

She has currently requesting a loan for 25,000 lempiras to buy chemical and natural fertilizers and to pay day workers to clear the farm and the crops. She feels that the loan will help her provide adequate management in order to get greater yield from her crops. Her goal is to manage to produce 11 ‘manzanas’ [a land measurement] of coffee crops.
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La señora María tiene 55 años de edad, vive en unión libre con su esposo, tiene 6 hijos. Reside en compañía de su suegra, esposo, he hijos en una comunidad rural del Municipio de Nueva Frontera, Departamento de Santa Barbará.
Doña María siempre se ha dedicado a la agricultura, desde hace 15 años que se dedica a la producción de café, maíz y frijoles para la venta.
Actualmente ha solicitado préstamo por la cantidad de 25,000 Lempiras los que invertirá en la compra de fertilizantes, abonos y pago de jornaleros para la limpieza de la finca y los cultivos.
Considera que el préstamo le ayudara a proporcionar el manejo adecuado para obtener mayor rendimiento de sus cultivos, su meta es lograr hacer producir 11 manzanas de tierra con el cultivo de café.

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
  • 57
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,403,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped María to buy chemical and natural fertilizers and to pay day workers to clear the farm and the crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 20, 2012
Listed
Nov 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013