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Ismael is 25 years old and lives in a common-law marriage with his partner with whom he has one child. He lives in the town of Nuevo San Jose. For the last five years, he has planted his own farm land with coffee. He sells his crops at the local market.

In order to give it help and have more production, he has decided to request a loan of 17,000 lempiras to purchase the necessary fertilizer and manure to maintain it. His plan is to grow with his crops.
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Ismael, tiene 25 años de edad, vive en unión libre con su conyugue con quien tiene un hijo, reside en el municipio de nuevo San Jose. Hace 5 años cultivo su propia parcela de café y la producción la vende en el mercado local. Con el fin de darle asistencia y sacar mejor producción ha decidido solicitar un préstamo por 17,000 lempiras, con el cual va comprar los fertilizantes y abonos necesarios para darle mantenimiento. Su plan es crecer con su cultivo.

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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
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Ismael to purchase fertilizers and manure to maintain his coffee farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 30, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014