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Mario is 25 years old, single, and lives with his parents in a small village in the municipality of Flores, Lempira. He has always made a living as a farmer. Five years ago, he began growing coffee, which he sells to agents in the area. In order to improve his harvests, he has requested a loan of 15,000 lempiras to buy fertiliser and compost for his farm and plant more coffee plants. In this way, he will be able to expand his crop to increase his earnings and improve his quality of life.
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Mario, tiene 25 años de edad, esta soltero, vive con sus padres en una aldea del municipio de las Flores, Lempira. Siempre se ha dedicado a la agricultura, hace 5 años comenzó a cultivar café el cual vende a los intermediarios de la zona. Con el fin de mejorar las cosechas ha solicitado un préstamo por 15,000 lempiras para fertilizar, abonar la finca y sembrar mas plantas de café. De esta manera podrá ampliar el cultivo para mejorar los ingresos y su calidad de vida.

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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
  • 68
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,631,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $800 helped Mario to buy fertiliser and compost for the farm and plant more coffee plants.
98% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 22, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015