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Maria Esther
Maria is 43 years old, married, has three children, and lives in Choloma, Cortes. A year ago Maria set up her own business; a convenience store where she sells basic food products such as basic grains, pills, soap, sugar, lard, eggs, salt, bread, etc. Her husband is a farmer and she tends to the store all day. She has decided to ask for this loan for 20,000 Lempiras in order to stock her store with family food products such as basic grains, bread, salt, eggs, condiments, canned goods, and other things in order to increase her sales. Her goal is to expand her business so she can have better earnings.
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María, tiene 43 años de edad, es casada, tiene 3 hijos, y vive en una aldea del municipio de Choloma, Cortes. Hace un año que María estableció su propio negocio de pulpería donde vende productos de la canasta básica familiar como granos básicos, pastillas, jabon. azúcar, manteca, huevos, sal, pan, etc. Su esposo se dedica a la agricultura y ella atiende la pulpería todo el dia. Ha decidido obtener este préstamo por 20,000 lempiras para surtir la pulpería con productos de la canasta básica familiar como granos básicos, pan, sal, huevos, condimentos, productos enlatados, y otros para poder incrementar las ventas. Su meta es ampliar el negocio para obtener mejores 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
  • 77
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,803,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Maria Esther to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2013
May 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013