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Jose Blas
Jose, who is 58 years old, is married and has two children. He lives with his wife and children in a neighborhood located in the La Lopez Arellano area of the municipality of Choloma.

Jose has been working as a woodworker for approximately forty years, making cabinets, doors, door frames, chairs, tables, etc. He decided to request a second loan from ODEF for 8,000 lempiras (HNL) in order to buy materials like wood, varnish, paint, sandpaper, glue, etc., for making furniture to fill customer orders. His goal is to help his children to get a good education, and he would also like to have a better vehicle for his work.
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Don Jose, de 58 años de edad, esta casado y tiene dos hijos, el vive con su esposa e hijos en una colonia que pertenece al sector de la Lopez Arellano, municipio de Choloma. El lleva aproximadamente 40 años de dedicarse a la ebanistería donde elabora muebles de cocina, puertas, contramarcos de puertas, sillas, mesas, etc. Ha decidido solicitar un segundo préstamo a ODEF por 8,000 Lempiras para comprar materiales como ser madera, barniz, pinturas, lijas, pegamento etc.para la fabricación de muebles y cumplir con los pedidos de los clientes. El tiene como meta ayudar a sus hijos a que logren un buen estudio y también desea tener otro vehículo mejor para su trabajo.

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
  • 85
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,841,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Jose Blas to purchase wood, varnish, paint, sandpaper, glue, etc., for making furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Apr 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014