Last updated March 18, 2013

Partner Description:

ODEF Financiera SA (ODEF) is a microfinance institution that serves micro and small enterprises throughout the Northwest and the Atlantic Coast of Honduras. It focuses on women in rural and marginal urban areas, and provides loans for sustainable development and quality of life improvement.

The only organization of its kind in Honduras, ODEF analyzes and focuses on poverty reduction by providing loan products. Its goal is to become the leading microfinance institution in the country with the highest impact standards in the industry.

In 2005, ODEF introduced a technical assistance, social impact branch of its organization called ODEF-OPDF (Private Financial Development Organization, or Organización Privada de Desarrollo Financiero). This branch specializes in a more hands on, educational approach to assist borrowers in self-sufficiency and community development.



ODEF’s unique lending approach:
ODEF targets low-income clients, stresses poverty reduction and focuses on sustainability and environmentally-friendly products. Because its staff and board are trained in social performance, ODEF is able to focus on these areas of interest. In the past, ODEF has offered loans for sustainable agriculture, soil conservation, and agroforestry.




In addition to agricultural loans, ODEF provides loans for consumption, small and medium enterprises, and housing. To ensure self-sustainability among its borrowers, the organization offers financial literacy education.

Because of the team’s methodological structure and the selective process for choosing borrowers, ODEF has achieved widespread impact as an organization. With an active portfolio of 500 million lempiras (US$25.3 million), 31 branches and more than 25,000 clients, ODEF has proved to be a successful partner with a promising future.


Images courtesy of ODEF.



Kiva HelpRepayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Oct 8, 2011 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $1,636,500 $540,185,700
Amount of Raised Inactive Loans $0 $365,925
Number Of Raised Inactive Loans 0 252
Amount of Paying Back Loans $588,425 $111,883,875
Number Of Paying Back Loans 754 115,751
Amount of Ended Loans $1,048,075 $427,935,900
Number Of Ended Loans 1,609 549,722
Delinquency Rate 1.15% 3.26%
Amount In Arrears $4,814 $2,377,834
Outstanding Portfolio $417,623 $72,977,849
Number of Loans Delinquent 42 10,580
Default Rate 0.42% 1.01%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $4,393 $4,332,252
Amount of Ended Loans $1,048,075 $427,935,900
Number Of Ended Loans Defaulted 15 14,039
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.06%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $298,028
Refund Rate 0.19% 0.82%
Amount of Refunded Loans $3,175 $4,417,000
Number Of Refunded Loans 3 4,864

Kiva HelpLoan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans To Women Entrepreneurs 62.40% 74.10%
Average Loan Size $598 $417
Average Individual Loan Size $639 $656
Average Group Loan Size $1,919 $1,814
Average Number Of Entrepreneurs Per Group 4.8 8
Average GDP Per Capita (PPP) in Local Country $4,200 $3,462
Average Loan Size / GDP Per Capita (PPP) 14.23% 12.06%
Average Time To Fund A Loan 10.15 days 5.29 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $58.85 $78.89
  Average Loan Term 12.17 months 10.05 months

Kiva HelpJournaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 1,571 269,088
  Journaling Rate 88.81% 42.08%
  Average Number Of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.09
  Average Number Of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 2.06

Kiva HelpBorrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2011 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI Peers in Country All Kiva Partners
  Portfolio Yield 29.40% 36.70% 34.93%
  Profitability (Return on Assets) 2.1% 2.1% -1.11%
  Average Loan Size (% of Per Capita Income) 71.50% 40.10% 42.70%

Kiva HelpCountry Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Nulvia Ramirez Gamoneda
Perla Rodriguez
Alexis Smith-Juvelis
Nohelia Dinora Ulloa Cruz
Carlos Zapata