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Lucila, 73, is a single mother; she has nine adult children and lives in the municipality of San Antonio de Cortes with one of her children. She has her own business selling bags of ice, blended drinks and food like little cakes, tamales and others.

Lucila is requesting her fifth loan for 7,000 Lempiras that she’ll use to buy ingredients for her food preparation and for the ice sales. Her plan is to continue working with loans and to be able to get some things needed at home.
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Lucila, tiene 73 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene 9 hijos todos son mayores de edad y vive en el municipio de San Antonio de Cortes con uno de sus hijos. Ella tiene su propio negocio de venta de hielo, licuados, comidas como pastelitos, tamales y otros. Doña Lucila ha solicitado el quinto préstamo, el cual es por 7,000 lempiras, este préstamo lo invertirá en la compra de insumos para elaborar comida y para la venta de hielo. Su plan es seguir trabajando con los créditos y poder adquirir algunas cosas que necesita en el hogar.

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
  • 37
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,940,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Lucila to buy food-making supplies and bags for ice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014