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Maria Isabel
María, 44, is married and has three children. She lives in a suburban neighborhood in San Pedro Sula. She used to work as a field hand picking coffee but a year ago decided to just work making and selling delicious tamales made of corn dough filled with meat, rice, potatoes, olives, peas and other vegetables wrapped in banana leaves. This is a highly sought-after tamale in the sector where she lives and she has an established clientele.

María has decided on a loan in order to have what she needs to work on hand. It’s for 7,000 Lempiras that she’ll use to buy supplies and ingredients like corn flour, firewood, banana leaves, meat, condiments, rice, vegetables, etc. to make tamales. In future, she’d like to have a grocery store to generate other income.
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Doña María tiene 44 años de edad, casada, tiene 3 hijos y vive en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula. ella anteriormente se dedicaba a realizar trabajo de jornal en corte de café, pero hace un año que se ha dedicado solamente a elaborar y vender ricos tamales hechos de masa de maíz rellenos de carne, arroz, papas, aceitunas, chicharos otras legumbres, envueltos en hojas de banano. Es un tamal que tiene mucha demanda, en el sector donde vive ya tiene su clientela. doña María se ha decidido por este préstamo para tener lo necesario para trabajar, el cual es por 7,000 Lempiras y va comprar los materiales e insumos para la elaboración de tamales como harina de maíz, leña, hojas de banano, carne, condimentos, arroz, legumbres etc. En un futuro a ella le gustaría tener una pulpería para generar otros ingresos.

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
  • 38
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $7,989,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Maria Isabel to buy ingredients and firewood to make tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 8, 2012
Listed
Nov 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 20, 2013