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María De Jesús
María, 48, has two children. She’s married and lives with her family in a community in the municipality of Taulabe, Comayagua Department. María’s business is selling snacks and food she makes herself. She sells meat pies, tortillas with string cheese, ‘baleadas’ [thick flour tortillas filled with eggs, beans and other ingredients], soft-drinks, candy, cookies and packaged snacks.

She’s currently asking for a 5,000 Lempira loan to buy soft-drinks, snacks, vegetables, lard, Maseca [corn flour], wheat flour, dairy products and chicken. She hopes to increase sales and improve her income in order to have a better life with her children.
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La señora María tiene 48 años de edad, tiene 2 hijos, está casada, reside en compañía de su familia en una comunidad del Municipio de Taulabe, Departamento de Comayagua.

Doña María inicio su negocio de venta de golosinas y alimentos preparados por ella misma.

Ella vende Pastelitos de carne, tortillas con quesillo, baleadas, refrescos, dulces, galletas y churros.

Actualmente ha solicitado un préstamo por la cantidad de 5,000 Lempiras los que piensa invertir en la compra de refrescos, golosinas, verduras, manteca, maseca, harina de trigo, lácteos y carne de pollo.
Ella espera aumentar sus ventas y así mejorar sus ingresos para tener una mejor vida junto a sus hijos.

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
  • 61
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,631,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped María De Jesús to buy soft-drinks, snacks, vegetables, lard, Maseca, flour, dairy products and chicken.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014