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Jose Benjamin
José is 53 years old, married, and has two children. He lives in a town in the municipality of Santa Bárbara. José used to sell clothing for a living, but he has been growing corn, beans, and coffee for 19 years now. These businesses are his source of income for his family. The loan he is requesting is for 20,000 lempiras and he will invest it in fertilizers and supplies to help his farm and produce a good harvest. His goal is to keep his children in school and have a stable life.
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Don José, tiene 53 años de edad, esta casado, tiene 2 hijos, vive en una aldea del municipio de Santa Bárbara. Don José en un tiempo se dedicaba a la venta de ropa pero ya tiene 19 años de cultivar maíz, frijoles y café. Estas actividades son su fuente de ingresos para su familia. El préstamo que solicita es por 20,000 lempiras y lo invertirá en comprar fertilizantes e insumos para asistir la finca y lograr buena cosecha. Tiene como meta seguir educando a sus hijos y tener una vida estable.

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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
  • 73
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,656,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.2
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,050 helped Jose Benjamin to buy fertilizers and supplies to help his farm.
98% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 19, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 26, 2015