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Maria Elena
María, 32, is married with three children; they live in a suburban neighborhood in San Pedro Sula. She’s had a grocery store for a year where she sells basic staple items like groceries, meats, vegetables, soft-drinks, basic grains, bread and others like tamales. This business is the only one in the area where she lives so she’s acquiring a good clientele. The loan she’s requested is for 10,000 Lempiras that she’ll use to buy more food items like vegetables, basic grains, lard, soft-drinks, bread and others, to sell. Her goal is to make the business grow to help with her children’s schooling.
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María, tiene 32 años de edad, casada con tres hijos, y viven en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula. Ella tiene 1 año de tener una pulpería donde vende productos de la canasta básica familiar todo lo que es abarrotes, carnes, verduras, refrescos, granos básicos, pan y otros como tamales. Este negocio es el único que hay en la zona donde vive y está haciendo buena clientela. El préstamo que ha solicitado es por 10,000 Lempiras y lo va invertir en la compra de más productos comestibles para la venta, como ser carnes verduras, granos básicos, manteca, refrescos, pan y otros. Su meta es hacer crecer el negocio para ayudar a sus hijos con el estudio.

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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
  • 83
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,841,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Maria Elena to buy stock merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2013