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Maria Esperanza
María is 43 years old, a single mother, has four children and lives in the San Francisco, Atlántida neighborhood. She has always been a merchant; she has been selling clothing such as blouses, pants, t-shirts, skirts, shorts, etc. for 6 years. She sells door to door and from her home. She has maintained this business through various loans from ODEF. Today she seeks her fifth loan for 25,000 Lempiras, which will be used to buy a variety of clothing to sell. Her plan is to improve her business so that her children can attend school.
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María, tiene 43 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene cuatro hijos y vive en el municipio de San Francisco, Atlántida. Ella siempre ha sido comerciante, lleva 6 años vendiendo ropa como blusas, pantalones, camisetas, faldas, short, etc. La venta la realiza de manera ambulante y en su casa. Ha mantenido esta actividad mediante la inversión de varios préstamos con ODEF. Actualmente ha solicitado el quinto préstamo que es por 25,000 Lempiras, con el cual va comprar más mercadería de ropa variada para la venta. Su plan es mejorar su negocio para que sus hijos puedan estudiar.

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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,349,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Maria Esperanza to buy a variety of clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 13, 2013
Listed
Jul 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014