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Maria Estela
María is 54 years old, married and she has four adult children. She lives with her husband and a niece in a small town that belongs to the municipality of Esparta Atlántida. She began selling food and with her savings she achieved her dream of having a little store where she sells a variety of products such as clothing for ladies, gentlemen and children, cosmetics and other assorted things. She has established the business in her home and it is located in a strategic place for sales. She has kept it stable through the investment of several loans.

Currently she is requesting a seventh loan for 25,000 Lempiras (HNL) and she is going to invest it in the purchase of more clothing and cosmetics. Her plan is to make her business grow in order to obtain greater revenue.
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María, tiene 54 años de edad, es casada, tiene 4 hijos mayores de edad, ella vive con su esposo y una sobrina en una aldea que pertenece al municipio de Esparta Atlántida. Ella inicio vendiendo comidas y con sus ahorros logro su sueño de tener una tiendita donde vende variedad de productos como ser ropa para damas, caballeros y niños, cosméticos y otras variedades. El negocio lo tiene establecido en su casa y esta ubicado en un lugar estratégico para la venta. Lo ha mantenido estable mediante la inversión de varios préstamos. Actualmente solicita el séptimo préstamo que es por 25,000 Lempiras y los va invertir en la compra de más ropa y cosméticos. Su plan es hacer crecer el negocio para obtener mayores ingresos.

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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.

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About Honduras

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,353,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Maria Estela to purchase clothing and cosmetics to stock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 1, 2013
Listed
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014