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Maria Elia
Maria, age 33, is married and has three children. She lives in a neighborhood outlying the city of San Pedro Sula. Maria is very hard-working. She has had her business of selling clothes, purses, and backpacks for three years.

She started this business with her own capital. This way she has an extra income to help her pay the household expenses. She sells in an itinerant manner in the surrounding neighborhoods. She also sells by order.

She has requested a loan from ODEF for 25,000 lempiras. She will use the loan to buy more merchandise (clothes, purses, backpacks) in order to stock the business. This way she will be able to offer a variety of products to her customers, and her income will improve.

Her goal is to work and to grow in her business in order to continue supporting her family.
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La Señora Maria tiene 33 años, es casada, tiene 3 hijos y vive en una colonia periférica de la ciudad de San Pedro Sula.
Doña Maria es muy trabajadora, ya tiene 3 años de tener un negocio de venta de ropa para vestir, carteras y mochilas. Este negocio lo inicio con capital propio y así tener un ingreso extra que le ayudara a solventar los gastos del hogar, ella vende de forma ambulante en las colonias aledañas y también vende por encargo.
Ella ha solicitado un préstamo a Odef de 25,000 lempiras el cual utilizara para la compra de más mercadería (ropa, carteras, mochilas), para surtir el negocio y así poder ofrecer variedad de producto a sus clientes y sus ganancias sean mejores.
Su meta es trabajar y crecer en su negocio para seguir apoyando a su familia.

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
  • 67
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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 $1,275 helped Maria Elia to buy merchandise like clothes, purses, and backpacks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 25, 2013
Listed
Mar 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014