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Leonel is 47 years old, single, and has two children. He lives in a small village in Choloma, Cortes. In the past, he has worked in farming and commerce. Four years ago, he decided to set up his own business at home selling household products such as basic grains, cleaning products, soft drinks, churros, bread, butter, flour, etc. He also provides a cargo transport service with his vehicle which makes him additional income.

Leonel is requesting his third loan from ODEF, for 15,000 lempiras, so that he can stock his grocery store. His plan is to work hard to improve his sales and his standard of living.
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Don Leonel, tiene 47 años de edad, esta soltero y tiene dos hijos, el vive en una aldea del municipio de Choloma, Cortes. Anteriormente se ha dedicado a la agricultura y al comercio. Hace 4 años decidió por establecer su propio negocio en su casa donde vende productos de la canasta básica familiar como granos básicos, productos de limpieza, refrescos churros, pan, manteca, harinas, etc. También hace fletes con su vehículo lo que le genera otros ingresos. Esta solicitando un tercer prestamo a ODEF por 15,000 Lempiras con el cula va surtir de productos la pulperia. Su plan es trabajar para mejorar las ventas y su nivel de vida.

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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
  • $9,194,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Leonel to buy food products for his grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Apr 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014