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Maria Cristina
María, 49, is married and has three children. She lives with her family in a village belonging to the municipality of Esparta, Atlántida. María has her own source of income. She opened a grocery store six years ago where she sells basic family staple items like beans, rice, coffee, bread, lard, flour, sugar, pasta, condiments, oil, shortening, salt, vegetables and other grocery items. She’s invested several loans in her store to keep it stocked. The current loan is her 7th and it’s for 15,000 Lempiras she’ll use to buy basic food items to stock the store with. Her goal is to make the business grow to earn higher profits for her personal and family well-being.
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María, tiene 49 años de edad, casada, tiene 3 hijos, vive en una aldea que pertenece al municipio de Esparta, Atlántida con su familia.
Doña María, tiene su propia fuente de ingresos, hace 6 años estableció una pulpería donde vende productos de la canasta básica familiar como es frijoles, arroz, café, pan, manteca, harina, azúcar, pastas, condimentos, aceite, manteca, sal, verduras y otros abarrotes. Ha invertido varios prestamos a su negocio para mantenerlo surtido. El préstamo actual es el séptimo y es por 15,000 lempiras con el cual va surtir el negocio de productos básicos alimenticios. Su meta es hacer crecer el negocio para obtener mejores ganancias para el bienestar personal y familiar.

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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 $775 helped Maria Cristina to buy stock merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013