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Maria Marta
Maria, 48, is a single mother who lives together with her son, daugher-in-law and granddaughter in a village of Villanueva in Cortes.

Three years ago, Maria decided to set up her own business with a grocery store so that she would be able to generate a necessary income. She sells butter, rice, sugar, beans, flour, soap, churros, condiments, vegetables and other basic goods.

She used to work in an assembly line and with the money she saved, she was able to start her own business.

She is asking for a loan in her third cycle of 12,000 lempiras to buy rice, corn, beans, cleaning products, flour, butter, sugar and other products to stock her business.

She hopes to generate the necessary income to be able to look after her family.
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Doña María, de 48 años de edad, es madre soltera, vive junto a su hijo, nuera y nieta, reside en una aldea que pertenece al municipio de Villanueva, Cortes. Hace 3 años que doña María decidió poner su propio negocio de pulpería para obtener los ingresos necesarios, ella vende manteca, arroz, azúcar, frijoles, harina, jabón, churros, condimentos, verduras y otros productos básicos. Anteriormente trabajaba en una maquila y con los ingresos empezó su negocio. Esta solicitando el tercer ciclo de préstamo que es por 12,000 Lempiras con el cual va comprar arroz, maíz, frijoles, productos de limpieza, harina, manteca, azúcar y otros que necesite para surtir mas su negocio y seguir trabajando. Su plan es poder generar ingresos necesarios para el sustento familiar.

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
  • 80
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,803,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $650 helped Maria Marta to buy grocery products to stock her store.
70% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: