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María Argentina
María, age 40, is married and has 7 children. She lives in a suburban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula.

She has been making different designs of piñatas for three years. She also sells merchandise like second-hand clothes, creams, lotions, and Avon products. She has the business set up in her house, and she has her own clientele. She also gets other income by providing cleaning services at a house.

She will use the loan she has requested for 10,000 lempiras to buy materials to make piñatas. She will buy things like paper, glue, and wire. She will also buy merchandise to sell. She will use part of the loan to cover her children’s expenses for books and school uniforms.

She hopes that her business grows and that she will be able to continue providing an education for her children. Her goal is to have income in order to manage to build her house from cement blocks.
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Doña María, tiene 40 años de edad, es casada, tiene 7 hijos, vive en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula.
Hace tres años que ella se dedica a la elaboración de piñatas de diferentes diseños y también vende mercadería como ropa usada, cremas, lociones, de productos AVON. Este negocio lo tiene establecido en su casa, donde ya cuenta con su propia clientela. Ella además recibe otros ingresos por brindar servicios de limpieza en una residencia. El préstamo que ha solicitado es por 10,000 Lempiras y lo va invertir en la compra de materiales para la elaboración de piñatas, como es el papel, pegamento y alambre, en compra de mercadería para la venta y con una parte va cubrir gastos de sus hijos en la compra de libros y uniforme para la escuela. Ella espera que su negocio crezca y poder seguir brindándoles la educación a sus hijos. La meta es tener ingresos para lograr construir su casa de material de bloque.

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
  • 88
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,845,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped María Argentina to buy materials to make piñatas and merchandise and to cover her children's educational expenses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 9, 2013
Listed
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013