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Maria Catalina
María, 61, is married and has four children; she lives in the municipality of Gracias, Lempira with her youngest daughter. She’s always worked in agriculture growing basic grains and has been growing coffee for the last ten years. She sells the coffee beans in the local market.

She’s requested several loans to keep her farm in good condition. The loan she’s asking for now is for 10,000 Lempiras and she’s going to use it to buy fertilizer to fertilize her coffee plants to continue providing maintenance for her coffee farm. Her goal is to improve her and her family’s standard of living and to be able to help her daughter complete her schooling.
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Doña Maria, tiene 61 años de edad, esta casada, tiene cuatro hijos y vive en el municipio de Gracias Lempiras junto a su hija menor. Siempre se ha dedicado a la agricultura cultivando granos básicos, lleva 10 años que se dedica al cultivo de café. El café lo vende en grano en el mercado local. ha solicitado varios prestamos para mantener su finca en buen estado. El prestamo que solicita es por 10,000 Lempiras y lo va invertir en la compra de fertilizantes que utilizara para abonar el cultivo de café y poder seguir dándole mantenimiento a la finca de café. Su meta es mejorar su nivel de vida y la de su familia y poder ayudar a su hija a que termine sus estudios.

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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.

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About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 84
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,841,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria Catalina to buy fertilizer for her coffee crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 19, 2013
Listed
Oct 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014