The communal bank’s name is Primavera. It is comprised of four people who grow basic grains and live in the same area. The total amount of the group loan is for 26,000 lempiras. They will use the loan to provide maintenance to their coffee farms.
In the photo Maltida is on the left followed by Rosa, then Delmi, and Alba is on the right.
El grupo se llama Primavera, integrado de cuatro personas, que se dedican al cultivo de granos básicos y viven en la misma zona. El préstamo total del grupo es por 26,000 lempiras que lo invertirán en darle mantenimiento a sus fincas de café. En la foto se identifican así: doña Matilde a la izquierda, Rosa, Delmi y Alba 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.
This is a Group Loan
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