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Maria Orfilia
Doña María is 57 years old and a single mother with four children. She lives in the town of Azacualpa, Santa Bárbara.

María has worked as a tailor for more than 30 years. She produces shirts, trousers, curtains, bedding, skirts, furniture covers, and other items. María has plenty of experience in the area of sewing. She has obtained 12 ODEF loans, which have helped to maintain her business.

Her current loan is in the amount of 5,000 HNL and will be used to buy fabrics, thread, and other materials for completing her outstanding orders. Her goal is to maintain an active business and clientele so that she can achieve financial solvency.

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Doña María, tiene 57 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene 4 hijos, vive en el municipio de Azacualpa, Santa Bárbara. Ella lleva aproximadamente 30 años de dedicarse a la sastrería. Confecciona camisas, pantalones, cortinas, ropa de cama, faldas, forros de muebles etc. Cuenta con mucha experiencia en esta área de la confección. Ha obtenido de ODEF doce préstamos, los que le han ayudado a mantener el negocio. El préstamo actual es por 5,000 lempiras y lo utilizara para comprar telas, hilos, y otros materiales para realizar los trabajos pendientes que tiene. Su meta es mantener activo su negocio y su clientela para lograr tener solvencia económica.

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
  • 81
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,803,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Maria Orfilia to buy fabrics, thread, and other materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013