María is part of the "Congolon" group. It has nine members who all live in the same community. They all work in farming and each has applied for 5000 Lempira, giving a total of 45,000 Lempira. All of the members of the group will use their loans to buy fertilisers and to clean their coffee farms In the photo, from left to right, we can see Aquilino, Melquiades, María Rosario, Marilú, Juan, María Juana, José, María Fernanda and, on the far right, María.
El grupo a que pertenece se llama Congolon que esta formado por 9 integrantes, que viven en la misma comunidad, se dedican a la agricultura y han solicitado 5,000 Lempiras cada uno haciendo un total de 45,000 Lempiras para fertilizar y limpiar su finca de café. En la foto se identifican así: a la izquierda esta Aquilino, Melquiades, María Rosario, Marilú, Juan, María Juana, José, María Fernanda y María a la derecha.
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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