Abner, 42, is married and has a daughter. He lives in a town in the municipality of Arizona, in the department of Atlantida. Abner has had his own soldering and electrical business for 17 years. He makes iron gates, doors, and balconies for windows, all out of metal. He has his workshop in his house, and his customers are from the same community. He has invested a number of loans in his business. At this time, he is requesting his 6th loan (for 8,000 Honduran lempiras) to buy electrodes, iron rods, paints, sandpaper, and other supplies he needs for his workshop. His goal is to increase his income so that he can provide his daughter with an education and become a homeowner.
Abner, tiene 42 años de edad, esta casado, tiene una hija y vive en una aldea del municipio de Arizona, Atlántida. Abner tiene 17 años de tener su propio negocio de Soldadura y electricidad, fabrica portones de hierro, puertas, balcones para ventanas, toda estructura de metal. El taller lo tiene en su casa y su clientela es de la misma comunidad. Ha invertido varios préstamos en su negocio, actualmente esta solicitando el sexto préstamo que es por 8,000.00 Lempiras, con el cual va comprar electrodos, varillas, punturas, lijas y otros que necesita en su taller. Su objetivo es mejorar los ingresos para darle el estudio a su hija y llegar a tener su propia casa.
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.