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Maria Antonia
María is 52 years old and lives with her husband, with whom she has three children. She lives in a neighbourhood of San Pedro Sula. For five years, María has had her own business selling tortillas, and she earns additional income collecting plastic, iron, copper and other items which she sells to a recycling company. She has decided to request a second loan from ODEF for 17,500 Lempiras to buy corn flour to make tortillas, and to buy second hand items for resale. Her goal is to increase the amount of tortillas she produces and to continue with her business of buying and selling recyclable items, so that she can earn the income she needs to improve her home and living conditions.
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María, tiene 52 años de edad, vive en unión libre con su esposo con quien tiene 3 hijos. Reside en uno de los Barrios de San Pedro Sula. Doña María, tiene 5 años de tener su propio negocio de venta de tortillas y obtiene otros ingresos con la recolecta de plásticos, hierro, cobre y otros artículos de reciclaje para vender en una empresa recicladora. Ha decidido solicitar un segundo préstamo en ODEF por 17,500 lempiras para comprar harina de maíz para elaborar tortillas y compra de artículos en mal estado para reventa. Su meta es incrementar la producción de tortillas y continuar con el negocio de compra y venta de artículos de reciclaje, para poder obtener ingresos que le permitan mejorar su vivienda y las condiciones 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
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Maria Antonia to buy corn flour to make tortillas, and to buy second hand items for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2013
May 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014