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Maria Esmeralda
María is 27 years old and lives with her partner with whom she has 4 children. She lives in the village of Intibucá. María has always worked in agriculture growing corn and beans and 2 years ago decided to grow a plot of potatoes which she sells in the local market. She has requested a loan of $625 to buy new potato seed and fertilizers with the goal of increasing the area that she cultivates and improving production. Her plan is to keep working in order to overcome challenges and that her children will study and to harvest vegetables in the future as well.
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María, tiene 27 años de edad, vive en unión libre con su esposo con quien tiene 4 hijos y vive en una aldea de Intibucá. María siempre se ha dedicado a la agricultura de maíz y frijol y hace dos años decidió cultivar una parcela de papas, la cual vende en el mercado local de la zona. Ha solicitado un préstamo por 12,000 lempiras para la compra de semilla de papa nueva y fertilizantes con el fin de poder incrementar su área de cultivo y mejorar la producción. Tiene como plan seguir trabajando para superarse y que sus hijos estudien y en un futuro cosechar hortalizas también.

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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $7,982,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $625 helped Maria Esmeralda to buy new potato seed and fertilizers.
45% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: