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Maria De Jesus
Doña María is 53 years old and a single mother. She has seven children and lives with the two youngest ones in Santa Cruz de Yojoa.


Doña María started earning her own income by selling tamales. Three years ago, she began buying clothing, shoes, purses, and other types of merchandise to sell. Her sales are conducted at her house since her customers visit with her there. María has obtained several loans for her business and is currently in her sixth loan cycle.


This loan is in the amount of 20,000 HNL and will be invested in an inventory of blouses, sandals, and purses. This will enable her to offer more products to her customers, increase her sales, and improve her financial standing. Her plans include living better with her family, providing for her children’s education, and improving her business.

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Doña María tiene 53 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene 7 hijos y vive junto a dos de sus hijos menores de edad en santa cruz de Yojoa. Ella comenzó generando sus propios ingresos vendiendo tamales, y hace tres años compro ropa, calzado, carteras y otro tipo de mercadería para vender. Esta venta la tiene en su casa, allí la visitan sus clientes. para el negocio a obtenido varios prestamos, lleva 6 ciclos con el actual, el cual es por 20,000 Lempiras, con esta inversión va surtir de blusas, sandalias, carteras para ofrecer mas producto al cliente e incrementar las ventas y mejorar sus nivel económico. Su plan de trabajar es para vivir mejor con su familia, darles el estudio a sus hijos y mejorar el negocio.

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
  • 61
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,631,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Maria De Jesus to buy blouses, sandals, jeans, purses, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 21, 2012
Listed
Jan 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 19, 2013