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Bertalina is 57 years old. She is a single mother with three children. She lives in a village in the town of Puerto Cortes. Nine years ago she started her own business selling food products, such as basic grains, groceries, low cost consumer goods and other products such as ropes, plastic items, etc. She has been able to sustain her business with the help of several loans.

Currently, Bertalina is requesting her sixth loan for 20,000 LNP, which she will invest in purchasing products such as basic grains, sugar, butter soft drinks, plastic items and other low cost consumer goods, so that she can keep her business well-stocked. Her goal is to expand her business in order to increase her sales and income.
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Bertalina, tiene 57 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene tres hijos y vive en una aldea del municipio de Puerto Cortes. Hace 9 años que inicio su propio negocio de venta de productos alimenticios como granos básicos, abarrotería, achinería, y otros productos como lasos, productos plásticos etc. Ha mantenido el negocio mediante la inversión de varios préstamos. Actualmente solicita el sexto préstamo por 20,000 Lempiras y los va invertir en la compra de productos como granos básicos, azúcar, manteca, refrescos, productos plásticos, achinería y otros para mantener surtido el negocio. Su meta es hacer crecer el negocio para incrementar las ventas y sus ingresos.

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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
  • 112
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,213,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Bertalina . to purchase food products for her store as well as plastic items and other low cost consumer goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014