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Elias De Jesus
Don Elías is 52 years old, married, and has two grown children. He lives in a neighborhood in the town of Choloma, Cortes.

Don Elías has his own tailoring shop where he has been producing men’s and women’s clothes, suits, and uniforms for 25 years. He works all day at his business. The loan he is requesting is in the amount of 10,000 HNL and will be invested in the purchase of materials such as fabrics, thread, zippers, clasps, and other items for making uniforms this season.

Don Elías decided to take this loan so that he could buy materials in bulk, thus enabling him to get a lower price and save more. His goal is to operate a successful workshop since it is the only source of income for his family.

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Don Elías, tiene 52 años de edad, es casado, tiene dos hijos mayores de edad, vive en una colonia que pertenece al municipio de Choloma, Cortes. Don Elías tiene su propio taller de sastrería, desde hace 25 años confecciona ropa para hombres y mujeres, trajes y uniformes. El dedica todo el dia a su negocio. el préstamo que solicita es por 10,000 lempiras y los va invertir en la compra de materia prima como telas, hilos, zippers, broches, y otros para la elaboración de uniformes para esta temporada. El decidió tomar este préstamo para comprar materiales al por mayor ya que así le sale mas barato y se ahorra mas. Su meta es sacar adelante su taller ya que ha sido la fuente de ingresos de la familia.

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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
  • 36
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Elias De Jesus to buy fabrics, thread, zippers, clasps, and other items for making school uniforms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014