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Karen Waleska
Karen, 32, is a single mother; she has a daughter that lives with her in a village in the municipality of San Pedro Sula. Karen’s always worked in commerce. Six years ago she decided to sell seasonal fruit and vegetables like chilies, carrots, cabbage, mangoes, tomatoes, cilantro and others. Her business is located in a stand in the city’s market.

She’s asking for a 15,000 Lempira loan to buy seasonal fruit and vegetables to be able to sell to her customers in large amounts. Her goal is to grow in business in order to save to fix her house and improve her living conditions.
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Karen, tiene 32 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene una hija con quien vive en una aldea del municipio de San Pedro Sula. Karen siempre se ha dedicado al comercio, hace 6 años que decidió por dedicarse a la venta de frutas y verduras de la temporada como chiles, zanahorias, repollo, mangos, tomates, cilantro y otros. El negocio lo tiene establecido en un local del mercado de la ciudad. Esta solicitando un préstamo por 15,000 lempiras para comprar verduras y frutas de la temporada y poder vender por cantidades grandes a sus clientes. Tiene como meta crecer con el negocio para poder ahorrar y arreglar su casa para mejorar su condición de vida.

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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,349,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Karen Waleska to buy seasonal fruit and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 18, 2013
Listed
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 18, 2014