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Marlin, age 38, is married and has three children. She lives with her husband and their children in a village in Esparta Atlántida. Marlin previously raised and fattened pigs and sold soft drinks. However, she opted to establish a business of selling food and groceries.

She has three years of experience in this business. She sells fried chicken with plantains, meat turnovers, and tacos. She also sells churros, soft drinks, bread, and other grocery products.

She has decided to get this loan for 18,000 lempiras in order to buy food products. She will buy things like basic grains, rice, shortening, sugar, bread, eggs, soft drinks, churros, and condiments, etc. She will do this in order to stock the kiosk and to cover the customers' orders.

Her goal is to make the business grow in order to get better income and to have a sense of well-being for herself and her family.
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Marlin, tiene 38 años de edad, es casada, tiene 3 hijos, vive en una aldea de Esparta Atlántida con sus esposo y sus hijos. Marlin anteriormente se dedicaba a la cría y engorde de cerdos y venta de refrescos pero opto por establecer un negocio de venta de comidas y pulpería, este negocio tiene 3 años de experiencia, ella vende pollo frito con tajadas, pastelitos rellenos con carne y tacos. También vende churros, refrescos, pan, y otros productos de abarrotería. Ha decidido obtener este préstamo que es por 18,000 Lempiras con el fin de comprar productos comestibles como granos básicos, arroz, manteca, azúcar, pan, huevos, refrescos, churros, condimentos etc. Para surtir la pulpería y cubrir los pedidos de los clientes. Su meta es hacer crecer el negocio para obtener mejores ganancias y tener bienestar personal y familiar.

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
  • 80
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,803,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Marlin to buy food products in order to stock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014