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Marlyn Oneida
Marlyn is 41 years old and is in a common law marriage. She has five children and lives in Roatan; islands in the bay. She sells second hand clothing and has been doing so for several years. She decided to begin selling fruits and vegetables a year and a half ago. She sells things like tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, onions, bananas, melons, corn, beans, and also meats and seasonal fruits. She has this business in a local market stall. She has had loans on four previous cycles to keep up her business. She is asking for another 25,000 Lempiras to stock her business with products such as meats, basic grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables to sell. She plans to continue growing daily to obtain better income so that her children can get ahead.
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Marlyn, tiene 41 años de edad, vive en unión libre con su esposo, tiene 5 hijos, y reside en Roatán, Islas de la Bahía. Ella se dedicaba a vender ropa de segunda mano por varios años y hace un año y medio que decidió poner la venta de frutas y verduras como ser tomates, chiles, repollo, cebolla, bananos, melón, vende maíz, frijoles y carnes también, y otras frutas de temporada. Este negocio lo tiene en un puesto del mercado local. ha obtenido cuatro ciclos de préstamo anteriores para mantener sus actividades de negocio, actualmente solicita otro por 25,000 lempiras para surtir el negocio con productos como carnes, granos básicos, frutas y verduras frescas para vender. Tiene planes de seguir creciendo día a día para obtener mejores ingresos y ayudar a que sus hijos salgan adelante.

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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
  • 87
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,205,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Marlyn Oneida to buy fruits, vegetables, meats, and grains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014