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Maria Maribel
Maria is 43 years old; she has three daughters and lives with her husband in the town of Tela, Atlantida. She has always worked as a seamstress - she has been performing this occupation for 25 years now, performing repairs of articles of clothing and making clothing like school uniforms, dance costumes, dresses, pants, etc.

She has decided to seek the second cycle of the loan, which is for 20,000 lempiras. She will use it to buy fabric, thread, and other materials to make clothing. This loan will help her to grow and increase her amount of work and in this way increase her income. Her objective is to improve the quality of life of herself and her family, educate her children, and eventually build a large sewing workshop.
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María, tiene 43 años de edad, tiene tres hijas y vive con su esposo en el municipio de Tela, Atlántida. Siempre se ha dedicado a la sastrería, ya tiene 25 años de realizar esta actividad realizando reparación de piezas de ropa y confecciones de ropa como ser uniformes escolares, trajes de práctica, vestidos, pantalones etc. Ha decidido solicitar el segundo ciclo de préstamo, el cual es por 20,000 Lempiras y los va utilizar para la compra de telas, hilos y otros materiales para la confección de ropa. Este préstamo le ayudara a crecer y aumenta la cantidad de trabajos y así mejorar los ingresos. Su objetivo es mejorar su calidad de vida y la de su familia, educar a sus hijos y llegar a instalar un taller grande de costura.

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
  • 37
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $7,980,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Maribel to buy fabric, thread, and other materials to make clothing.
89% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 18, 2013
Listed
Aug 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible