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Marlene Lizzette
Marlene, 41, is a single mother. She has a daughter and they live together in the municipality of Choloma, Cortés. Marlene has had this business for four years. Before, she worked for a maquila [factories normally operating in a free trade zone, assembling, processing or manufacturing for export]. Marlene offers different types of services in her salon: hair straightening, styling, ironing and coloring. She also does facial cleansing, manicure and pedicure.

Marlene has decided to request a loan of 8,000 Lempiras [HNL] with the intention to stock her salon with products from two different brands: shampoo, dyes, creams and other beauty products. She is planning to move her salon into a larger establishment and start selling food.
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Marlene, tiene 41 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene una hija con quien vive en un sector del municipio de Choloma, Cortes. Marlene lleva cuatro años de tener su propio negocio después de haber trabajado por varios años en una maquila. Cuenta con un salón de belleza donde presta los servicios de alisado, corte, planchado y tintes de cabello, además hace limpieza facial, manicure y pedicura. Ella ha decidido solicitar un préstamo por 8,000 Lempiras porque quiere surtir de productos de belleza de dos casas comerciales, de champú, tintes, cremas, tratamientos y otros. Tiene planeado conseguir otro local y establecer el salón mas grande y vender comidas.

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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 80
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,803,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Marlene Lizzette to stock her salon with beauty products such as shampoo, dyes and creams.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014