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50-year-old Felipa is a single mother. She has four children and lives with one of them in a suburban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula. For 14 years, Felipa has been selling milk-based smoothies made with fruit such as melon, watermelon, banana, apple and pineapple, and cereals. Her business is located in her home. She makes additional income through making clothes and nursing.

Felipa is requesting a loan for 6,000 lempira to buy supplies such as fruit and cereals for making her smoothies. She will also buy natural medicines to sell. Her plan is to expand her business premises so that she can provide her customers with a better service.
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Felipa, tiene 50 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene 4 hijos, vive en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula junto a uno de sus hijos. Hace 14 años se dedica a la venta de licuados de leche con frutas como melón, sandia, banano, manzana, piña y cereales. El negocio lo tiene en su casa de habitación. Recibe otros ingresos por realizar trabajos de confección de ropa y también de enfermería. El préstamo que solicita es por 6,000 lempiras y los va invertir en la compra de insumos como frutas y cereales para la elaboración de licuados y compra de medicinas naturales para vender. Su plan es ampliar el local del negocio para dar mejor servicio al cliente.

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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
  • 66
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,798,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Felipa to buy supplies such as fruit and cereals for making smoothies, and to buy natural medicines to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013