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Lourdes, 51, is married and has four children. She lives with her husband and two of her children in a village in the municipality of La Esperanza, Intibucá. Lourdes has had her own, home-based business for 15 years where she sells basic staple items like rice, sugar, bread, flour, pasta, canned goods, snacks, soft-drinks, etc. She’s managed several ODEF loans and the one she’s asking for now is her 6th and it’s for 15,000 Lempiras she’ll use to buy more food and grocery items to keep her store stocked. This investment will help her always have a larger inventory on hand to provide better customer service since her goal is to make the business grow.
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Lourdes, tiene 51 años de edad, es casada, tiene 4 hijos y vive en una aldea del municipio de la Esperanza, Intibucá con su esposo y dos de sus hijos. Doña Lourdes tiene su propio negocio desde hace 15 años en su casa, donde vende productos de la canasta básica familiar como ser arroz, azúcar, pan, harinas, pastas, productos enlatados, churros, refrescos, etc. Ella ha manejado varios prestamos con ODEF, el que esta solicitando es el sexto ciclo y es por 15,000 Lempiras, con el cual va comprar mas productos alimenticios y abarrotes para seguir manteniendo surtido el negocio. Esta inversión le ayudara a mantener siempre un mayor inventario y darles mejor atención a sus clientes, ya que su meta es hacer crecer el negocio.

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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 Lourdes to buy stock merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 27, 2013