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Doña Orbelina is 43 years old and a single mother. She has one child that she lives with in the municipality of Macuelizo, Santa Bárbara.

She is always looking for a way to make more income and she has decided to sell merchandise. She sells clothing like blouses, skirts, shirts, and pants, both used and new. She makes her sales as a street vendor and she takes orders.

The loan she is requesting is for 6,000 lempiras. She will use it to buy shirts, blouses, skirts, pants, and other merchandise that has been ordered. The purpose is to increase her inventory and gain more customers. Her goals for the future are to acquire a stable storefront for her business and to improve her family's income.
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Doña Orbelina, tiene 43 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene un hijo con quien vive en el municipio de Macuelizo, Santa Bárbara. Ella siempre a buscado donde obtener ingresos y ha decidido vender mercadería, vende ropa como blusas, faldas, camisas, pantalones, usados y nuevos. La venta la realiza de manera ambulante y por pedidos. El préstamo que solicita es por 6,000 lempiras con el cual va comprar camisas, blusas, faldas, pantalones y otra mercadería que le encarguen. El propósito es incrementar el inventario y tener mas clientes y su meta a futuro es lograr tener un local fijo para el negocio y mejorar los ingresos familiares.

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
  • 37
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,940,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Orbelina to supply clothing like shirts, pants, blouses, skirts, and other merchandise in demand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015