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Maria Ines
María is 62 years old and married. Her husband works in agriculture and as a watchman at a private company. She has two children, and she lives in the Intibucá municipality.

María has had her own business of sewing and making kitchen aprons or ‘gabachas’ [traditional Guatamalen aprons] to sell. She works by orders.

She has decided to request a second loan from ODEF for 6,500 lempiras. She will use the loan to buy raw material to make the aprons. She will buy things like fabric, thread, and lace, etc. Her goal is to support her family with the income.
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María, tiene 62 años de edad, es casada, su esposo trabaja en la agricultura y como vigilante en una empresa privada, tiene dos hijos y vive en el municipio de Intibucá. Hace 15 años que doña María se dedica a su propio negocio de confección y venta de delantales o gabachas de cocina para vender. Ella trabaja en base a pedidos. Ha decidido solicitar un segundo préstamo a ODEF el cual es por 6,500.00 Lempiras y los utilizara para comprar materia prima para la elaboración de delantales como ser la tela, hilos, encajes etc. su meta es apoyar a su familia con las ganancias.

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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
  • 83
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,816,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Maria Ines to buy raw material to make aprons to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013