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Maria Benita
Maria is 70 years old and lives alone in a neighborhood in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Cortes. She has had her grocery store for 7 years, where she sells sugar, butter, chips, over-the-counter medicines, soft drinks, dairy products, staple grains, bread, coffee, cookies, etc. She has always worked in commerce.

She has obtained several loans with ODEF to maintain her business. Currently, she is requesting her 9th loan cycle for 15,000 Lempiras, with which she will stock her business with basic commodities such as meat, soft drinks, chips, bread, coffee, butter, and staple grains. Her plan is that with her income she will finish the fence around her house.
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Doña María, tiene 70 años de edad, vive sola en una colonia del municipio de Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Cortes. Ella lleva 7 años de tener una pulpería donde vende azúcar, manteca, churros, pastillas, refrescos, lácteos, granos básicos, pan, café, galletas etc. Siempre se ha dedicado al comercio. Ha obtenido varios préstamos con ODEF para mantener su negocio. Actualmente solicita el noveno ciclo de préstamo por 15,000 Lempiras, con el cual va surtir el negocio con productos básicos como carnes, refrescos, churros, pan, café, manteca y granos básicos. Su plan es que con las ganancias va terminar el cerco de su casa.

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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
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,199,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Maria Benita to stock her business with basic commodities such as meat, soft drinks, chips, bread, coffee, butter, and staple grains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 19, 2013
Listed
Jul 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 18, 2014