For the past four years, Marlen has owned her own grocery business where she sells basic household products such as rice, beans, corn, lard, condiments, soft drinks, sugar, and other items. She already has her own clientele. The loan she is requesting is her second transaction and is in the amount of 16,000 HNL. She plans to invest the money in the purchase of basic grains, lard, sugar, flour, and condiments to restock her business so that she can fulfill the needs of her customers.
Her plans include helping her children with their studies.
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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