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Maria Telesfora
Maria is 54-years-old. She is a single mother with 5 children. She lives in a village in the municipality of Gracias, Lempira with her mother and her children. Her entire life she has been dedicated to agriculture and the cultivation of coffee and basic grains. She has also created clay pottery.

Her agricultural activities have been the source income that supports her family. In order to keep it active, she is requesting a loan from ODEF to purchase manure and insecticides. This way she can fertilize and fumigate her plot of coffee crops in order to have a better yield. Her plan is to continue improving the quality of her crops and improve the quality of life for her family.
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Doña María, tiene 54 años de edad, es madre soltera y tiene 5 hijos, vive en una aldea del municipio de Gracias, Lempira junto a su madre y tres de sus hijos. Toda su vida se ha dedicado a la agricultura al cultivo de café y granos básicos. También ha realizado actividades en alfarerías donde hacen productos de barro.
Esta actividad agrícola ha sido su fuente de ingresos para sostener a su familia. Y para mantenerla activa Ha solicitado un cuarto préstamo a ODEF para comprar abonos e insecticidas y poder abonar y fumigar la parcela de café para poder sacar mejor producción. Ella tiene como plan seguir mejorando sus cultivos para mejorar su calidad de vida familiar.

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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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $7,986,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Maria Telesfora to purchase manure and insecticides to fumigate her plot of land with coffee crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 25, 2013
Listed
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014