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Alfonso is 60 years old. He is married, has two children and lives in the municipality of La Lima, Cortes. Alfonso has worked for many years as a bus driver but 3 years ago he decided to open his own business with his wife in order to cover the costs of maintaining his household. He set up a grocery store where he sells basic staple foods such as meats, drinks, chips, butter, flour, cleaning products, eggs, bread, tinned products, dairy products, cold meats, plastic items, etc.

This loan is for 15,000 HNL which he will invest in buying more tinned products (sauces, meats, sardines, mixed vegetables, milk, etc.) and plastic items to sell and be able to offer a greater range of products in order to increase sales and earnings. His objective is to continue extending his business and get his family ahead.
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Don Alfonso, tiene 60 años de edad, está casado, tiene dos hijos y vive en el municipio de La Lima, Cortes. Don Alfonso trabajo por muchos años con transporte de buses pero hace 3 años decidió con su esposa tener su propio negocio para cubrir los gastos del hogar y estableció una pulpería donde vende productos de la canasta básica como ser carnes, refresco, churros, manteca, harina, productos de limpieza, huevos, pan, productos enlatados, lácteos, embutidos, plásticos, etc. El prestamo que solicito es por 15,000 Lempiras y lo va invertir en la compra de mas productos enlatados (salsinas, carnes, sardinas, vegetales mixtos, leches, etc.) y productos plásticos para la venta y asi poder tener variedad de productos para aumentar las ventas y sus ganancias. Su objetivo es seguir creciendo con su negocio y sacar adelante a su 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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Alfonso to buy more tinned products (sauces, meats, sardines, mixed vegetables, milk, etc.) and plastic items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014