Jesús is 41 years old and in a common-law relationship with his partner. They have two children and reside at his mother-in-law’s house in a neighborhood in Esparta, Atlántida.
Jesús previous worked as a day laborer, but a year ago he decided to sells vegetables (potatoes, onions, cabbages, chili peppers, tomatoes, and other products), as well as dry goods such as beans and corn. He sells these products as a street vendor in his community and from his house. Jesús is requesting his second loan from ODEF in the amount of 8,000 HNL so that he can buy dry goods, vegetables, as well as decals that he can sell in order to increase his sales and his income. His goal is to use his earnings for the construction of his house.
Jesús, tiene 41 años de edad, vive en unión libre con su pareja con quien tiene dos hijos y residen en una aldea de Esparta, Atlántida en casa de su suegra. Anteriormente realizaba trabajo de jornal. Y hace un año que se ha dedicado a vender verduras(papas, cebolla, repollo, chile, tomate, etc. y granos básicos como frijoles y maíz. El vende este producto de forma ambulante en la comunidad y en su casa. Ha solicitado el segundo préstamo a ODEF que es por 8,000 Lempiras con el cual va comprar granos básicos, verduras y calcomanías para vender e incrementar las ventas y los ingresos. Su meta es que con las ganancias piensa construir su vivienda.
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.