Thirteen years ago, she started her own grocery business where she sells basic household products such as meat, basic grains, vegetables, donuts, canned goods, soft drinks, sugar, flour, and other items. Gersenia also sells miscellaneous goods and school supplies. This business serves as a source of income for sustaining her family.
Gersenia decided to invest a loan of 15,000 HNL in the purchase of food products to restock her business. Part of the loan will also be used to cover her children’s school expenses. Her future plans include acquiring a vehicle for her work and making improvements to her home.
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.
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