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Ana Argelia
Ana is a hard-working 28 year old woman. She lives in a marginal neighborhood of San Pedro Sula with her life partner and her four and a half year old daughter. They help each other. He works as a day laborer for a battery company. He supported her with his savings so that she could start a business.

She saw the opportunity in front of her house. There is an establishment there that works with gravel, and there is no place for the employees to eat. That is where she started selling breakfasts and lunches.

Now she has requested a loan from ODEF to expand her services. She will also sell soft drinks, churros, and sweets, etc. Additionally she will buy rice, potatoes, meat, and all of the ingredients for selling food. This way she will make her business more productive. She will stock other products for her customers. This will generate more income for the financial support of her household.
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Doña Ana , una mujer trabajadora de 28 años de edad, vive en un Barrio marginal de San Pedro Sula junto a su pareja y su hija de 4 años y medio y se ayudan mutuamente, el trabaja de jornalero en una empresa de baterías y con sus ahorros le apoyo para que iniciara un negocio, al ver la oportunidad de que enfrente de su casa hay un plantel donde sacan grava y los empleados no encuentran donde comer, es allí donde ella inicia ofreciéndoles desayunos y almuerzos, ahora con ODEF a solicitado un préstamo para ampliar sus servicios y vender también refrescos, churros, dulces etc. Además invertir en arroz, papas, carne todos los insumos para la venta de comida y de esta manera hacer rendir mas el negocio, surtir de otros productos para su clientela y que le generen mas ingresos para el sostenimiento económico del hogar.

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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
  • 53
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,873,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Ana Argelia to buy ingredients for food and to expand her sweets sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012