Marlín has always enjoyed the retail trade. For more than five years, she has been selling foods such as “baleadas” (a flour tortilla filled with beans, cheese, sour cream, and other ingredients), pickled vegetables, “ticucos” (cornmeal combined with beans, similar to tamales), and pastries filled with meat and rice. She sells her products as a street vendor on the edge of a road that leads to the western part of the country. There is a great deal of traffic flow.
Marlín has decided to requested her fifth loan in the amount of 25,000 HNL in order to buy more supplies for making her dishes such as cornmeal, wheat flour, lard, beans, rice, condiments, vegetables, and other necessary ingredients. Her dream is to continue growing in her business and to always be with her family. She would also like to open a new grocery store.
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.
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