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Blanca Neptalia
Blanca is 47 years old, married, and has two children. She lives in a neighborhood in the town of Tela, Atlántida. She has been operating a beauty salon and barber shop for nine years and offers services such as haircuts, hair coloring, treatments, and hair straightening for women. Her salon is located in her home, a location that has been equipped for her income-generating business.

Blanca has maintained her business by investing several loans. She is currently requesting her tenth loan in the amount of 5,000 HNL so that she can buy beauty products such as dyes, Gillette razors, shaving cream, shampoo, treatments, and other products to use and sell in her salon. Her goal is to continue her business since it makes her feel useful and allows her to contribute to her family’s expenses.
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Blanca, tiene 47 años de edad, esta casada, tiene dos hijos y vive en una aldea del municipio de Tela, Atlántida. Hace 9 años tiene un negocio de sala de belleza y barbería donde ofrece los servicios de cortes de cabello, aplicación de tintes, tratamientos y planchado de cabello para dama. Este salón lo tiene establecido en su casa, en un local que ha podido acondicionar con las ganancias obtenidas. Ella ha mantenido el negocio mediante la inversión de varios préstamos. Actualmente esta solicitando el decimo ciclo que es por 5,000 Lempiras para la compra de productos de belleza como ser tintes, Gillette, espumas, champú, tratamientos etc. para uso y venta en el salón. Su meta es seguir con el negocio ya que esto la hace sentir útil y es un aporte para los gastos familiares.

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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
  • 83
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,816,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Blanca Neptalia to buy dyes, razors, shaving cream, shampoo, treatments, and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2013
Sep 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014