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Karla Mercedes
Karla is 30 years old and lives her common-law husband and their two children. They live in the municipality of Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara. For the past 3 years she has been selling basic food items like lard, soap, meats, coffee, sugar, flour, etc.

The loan Karla is requesting is for 10,000 HNL and she will invest it in buying products like basic grains, flour, sugar, soap, lard etc. in wholesale from a warehouse. Doing this she can sell the products at a better price and get more revenue. Her business inventory will also increase. Her goal is to build a place solely for her business.
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Karla, tiene 30 años de edad, vive en unión libre con su esposo con quien tiene dos hijos y reside en el municipio de Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara. Hace 3 años se dedica a la comercialización de productos de la canasta básica como ser manteca, jabón, carnes, café, azúcar, harina etc. El préstamo que solicita es por 10,000 Lempiras y lo va invertir en la compra de producto como granos basicos,harina,azucar,jabon, manteca y otros,para comprarlos al por mayor. en una bodega, así venderlos a un mejor precio y obtener mejores ganancias, ya que su inventario en el negocio aumento. Su meta es construir un local solo para su negocinegocio.

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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Karla Mercedes to buy lard, soap, flour, sugar, beans, rice etc to stock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2013
Nov 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014