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Cristina is 60 years old, married, and has four children. She lives in the municipality of Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara. She has been selling basic needs products for nine years in her corner store where she offers butter, flour, sugar, detergents, sodas, etc. This business is her source of income.

She has decided to request her fourth loan of 15,000 lempiras which she will use to invest in her business in order to have better inventory and in that way offer better products. She will buy butter, sugar, flour, cleaning products, sodas, etc. Her goal is to buy more furnishings, such as shelving, to improve her business.
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Cristina, tiene 60 años de edad, es casada, tiene cuatro hijos y vive en el municipio de Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara. Ella tiene 9 años de tener la venta de productos de la canasta básica en una pulpería donde ofrece manteca, harina, azúcar, detergentes, refrescos, etc. Siendo este negocio su fuente de ingresos. Ha decidido solicitar el cuarto ciclo de préstamo por la cantidad de 15,000 lempiras el cual los invertirá en la capitalización del negocio para contar con un mayor inventario y así poder ofrecer mejores productos. Comprara manteca, azúcar, harina, productos de limpieza, refrescos, etc. Su meta es la compra de más mobiliario como estantes para ampliar el local de negocio.

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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
  • 66
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,799,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Cristina to buy sugar, butter, flour, cleaning products, and sodas to supply her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 9, 2013
Aug 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015