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Donitila, age 53, is married and has two children. She lives in a suburban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula. She has had her own shoe shop for six years. She makes different types of shoes for men, women, and children. She also repairs shoes and sandals. She sells by order from her house. She also goes to sell at the local and national fairs.

She has decided to request a loan for 15,000 lempiras to buy raw material. She will buy things like soles, leather, thread, glue, and other things she needs to make the shoes that have been ordered.

With this investment she hopes to improve her income and fulfill her commitment with ODEF and Kiva. She is grateful for the support they have given her.

Her plan is to manage to have a franchise with her brother in another area and to continue growing little by little.
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Donitila, tiene 53 años de edad, es casada, tiene dos hijos y vive en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula. Ella lleva 6 años de tener su propio taller de zapatería donde confecciona zapatos para damas caballeros y niños de diferentes tipos de calzado. Además hace reparaciones de calzado y sandalias. Ella vende en su casa por pedidos y también sale a vender a las ferias a nivel local y nacional. Ha decidido solicitar un préstamo de 15,000 Lempiras para comprar materia prima, como ser suela, cuero, hilos, pegamento y otros que necesita para la confección de calzado que le han pedido. Con esta inversión espera mejorar sus ingresos y cumplir con ODEF y Kiva, a quienes le agradece por el apoyo que le están brindando. Su plan es lograr tener una franquicia junto con su hermano en otro sector, para ir creciendo poco a poco.

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
  • 73
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,801,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Donitila to buy raw materials like soles, leather, thread, and glue to make shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013