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Sra. Maricela is 29 years old and a single mother. She lives with her three children in the city of Villanueva, Cortes. She started her business selling groceries and general merchandise four years ago. She sells basic grains, coffee, sugar, cleaning supplies and medicines for common diseases.

Currently she has requested her third loan for the sum of L10,000, which she will invest in food items such as rice, beans, butter, meat, medicine, dairy products, etc. Doña Maricela states that she is taking the loan to have capital and improve sales, which will lead to an increase in earnings destined to support her children in their education and would improve their quality of life.
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La Señora Maricela tiene 29 años de edad, es madre soltera y reside en compañía de sus 3 hijos en la ciudad de Villanueva,Cortes. Inicio su negocio de venta de alimentos y mercadería en general hace 4 años, ella vende granos básicos, café, azúcar, productos de aseo y limpieza, medicinas para enfermedades comunes. Actualmente ha solicitado su tercer préstamo por la cantidad de 10,000 Lempiras, los cuales piensa invertir en la compra de productos alimenticios como arroz, frijoles, manteca, carnes, medicinas, lacteos etc. Doña Maricela manifiesta que tomo el préstamo para capitalizarse y mejorar las ventas, lo cual repercutirá en el aumento de sus ganancias que destinara para apoyar a sus hijos en su educación y mejoría en su calidad 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
  • 84
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,816,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Maricela to purchase food products such as rice, beans, butter, meat, medicine, dairy items, etc. to stock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014