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Merary is 34-years old, single and lives with her mother in Tela, Atlántida. Merary has had her own business for two years. She sells clothing and footwear and offers internet, photocopy and lamination services. She runs the business from a rented space. The loan she is requesting is for 15,000 Lempiras (USD $750), and she is going to invest it in improving her business space. The space is divided, and she wants to make it into one larger space, to expand it so she can offer computer classes and earn another income. Merary's plan is to grow the business and save for when she has a family.
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Merary, tiene 34 años de edad, esta soltera y vive con su madre en el municipio de Tela, Atlántida. Merary cuenta con su propio negocio desde hace 2 años donde ofrece ropa, calzado y presta el servicio de internet, fotocopiado y laminados. El negocio lo tiene en un local que alquila. El prestamo que solicita es por 15,000 Lempiras y lo va invertir en el mejoramiento de su local, este local esta dividido y quiere hacer uno solo para ampliarlo y poder brindar clases de computación y poder obtener otros ingresos. Su plan es hacer que el negocio crezca y ahorrar para cuando tenga una familia.

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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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,153,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $750 helped Merary to invest in expanding the space where she has a cyber cafe and to set it up to be able to give computer classes.
75% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: