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Gilmer Joel
Gilmer is 31 years old, married, and has three children. He lives in a neighborhood in the town of Villanueva, Cortes. Six years ago, he established his own tire shop. He repairs tires for all types of vehicles. Gilmer also sells products such as tires, rims, patches, and other items. His repair shop is located in a rented location.

The loan he is requesting is in the amount of 14,000 HNL and this is his second loan cycle with ODEF. He will invest the money in the purchase of wheels, tires, patches, and rims that he can use for repairs or sell. This will enable him to provide better service to his customers. His goal is to continue working so that he can obtain his own shop and improve the condition of his business. He also wants to buy machinery and equipment that he does not have.

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Gilmer, tiene 31 años de edad, casado. Tiene 3 hijos y vive en una colonia que pertenece al municipio de Villanueva, Cortes. Hace 6 años que Gilmer estableció su propio negocio de llantera, donde repara todo tipo de llantas para vehículos, también vende materiales como neumáticos, rines, parches etc. este taller de reparación lo tiene establecido en un local alquilado. El préstamo que solicita es por 14,000 lempiras y es el segundo ciclo con ODEF, el cual lo va invertir en la compra de llantas, neumáticos, parches, rines para repararlas y vender, y brindar un mejor servicio al cliente. Su meta es seguir trabajando para lograr obtener un local propio y mejorar las condiciones del taller, comprar maquinaria y herramientas que no tiene.

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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
  • 84
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,841,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Gilmer Joel to buy wheels, tires, patches, and rims.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 29, 2012
Jan 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 24, 2013