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Victor Antonio

Update on Victor Antonio

Víctor is 53 years old. He is married and the father of 5 children. He lives in the town of Esparta Atlántida, San Juan Pueblo.

For many years, Víctor has been using his abilities making artisanal wood crafts. He received training from a French association who helped him with selling and marketing his products. He has his own woodworking workshop where he makes carvings, pencil holders, carts, fruit bowls, key chains, etc.
He also makes artisanal furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and more out of wood and wicker. He started this business with his own money and has maintained it with loans from ODEF, with which he has been able to grow his business and increase his clientele.

Right now, he is asking for his twelfth loan, which is for 25,000 Lempiras, to buy wood and accessories he will use to make fountain pens. his goal is to have a wider variety of products to attract more customers and also export the products he makes to sell more an increase his income.
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El señor Víctor tiene 53 años de edad, está casado y es padre de 5 hijos, vive en una aldea de Esparta Atlántida, San Juan Pueblo.
Don Víctor hace muchos años que desarrolla sus habilidades en artesanías en madera. El ha recibido capacitación con una asociación Francesa quienes le han apoyado en la promoción y mercadeo de productos.
El tiene su propio taller de artesanías en madera como ser tallados, lápices, lapiceros, carritos, fruteros, llaveros etc., también elabora muebles artesanos para sala, comedor, divisiones y otros con madera y mimbre. Este negocio lo comenzó con fondos propios y lo ha mantenido con los préstamos solicitados a ODEF, con los cuales ha podido hacer crecer el negocio y aumentar su clientela.
Actualmente solicita el doceavo préstamos que es por 25,000 Lempiras, para comprar madera y accesorios que utiliza en la elaboración de las plumas.
Su meta es tener más variedad de productos para atraer más clientes y también lograr exportar estos productos que hace, para promocionarse e incrementar sus ingresos.

Previous Loan Details

Sr. Victor is 52 years old, married, and the father of five children (ages 8, 10, 15, 18, and 19). He lives in the neighborhood of Esparta Atlántida. Don Victor has spent many years developing his skills in making wooden handicrafts. He received training from a French organization that supp... More from Victor Antonio's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,919,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Victor Antonio to buy wood and accessories to make fountain pens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2013
Apr 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013