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Edwin Alexis
Edwin is 31 years old and married. He has three children and lives in the municipality of Yoro, in Yoro. He previously did bricklaying work and learned carpentry in a workshop. Thirteen years ago he was able to establish his own carpentry workshop where he does woodcarving and makes doors, windows, and all types of furniture. By doing this work he manages to cover the household expenses. The loan he has requested is his fifth loan cycle with ODEF and it is for an amount of 25,000 HNL. He will use it to buy raw material, such as wood, paint, and sandpaper so he can make items of furniture, such as china cupboards, kitchen furniture, beds, and chests of drawers. His goal is to make his business stand out from other businesses and to be able to help his family to have a better quality of life.
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Edwin, tiene 31 años de edad, es casado, tiene tres hijos y vive en el municipio de Yoro, Yoro. Anteriormente el realizaba trabajos de albañilería y aprendió ebanistería en un taller. Hace 13 años pudo establecer su propio taller de ebanistería, donde hace puertas, ventanas, trabajos en tallado de madera, y cualquier tipo de muebles. De este negocio logra cubrir sus gastos del hogar. El préstamo que solicito es el quinto ciclo con ODEF y es por 25,000 Lempiras, con el cual va comprar materia prima como madera, pinturas, lijas y otros para la fabricación de muebles como chineros, muebles de cocina, camas, cómodas etc. Su objetivo es marcar la diferencia en el negocio y poder ayudar a su familia para que tengan mejor nivel de vida.

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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
  • 115
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,207,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Edwin Alexis to buy raw materials, such as wood, paint, and sandpaper for making furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014