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Blanca Maritza
Blanca, age 38, lives in the Rio Chiquito village in the El Progresso municipality. She has three children; ages 18, 15, and 12. The children go to school. Her husband, Reyes, is a farmer. The couple has been married for 18 years. The family depends upon the couple’s income to live.

Blanca has a grocery store where she sells a great variety of products including dairy products, grains, meat, sausages, flour, beans, bread, lard, and sweets. Four years ago she established the grocery store because of her desire to improve herself. She notes that there was a demand for the business because people were saying they needed a grocery store in the neighborhood.

A previous loan helped her stock her store more. With the current loan for 21,000 lempiras Blanca will increase her inventory by purchasing basic grains, lard, bread, soft drinks, and sweets. She hopes to offer a good variety of products and to satisfy her customers’ needs. She also hopes to overcome the low sales that she attributes to the heavy rains that have fallen in Honduras.
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La señora Blanca tiene 38 años de edad y vive en la aldea Rio Chiquito en el municipio de El Progreso. Ella tiene 3 hijos de 18, 15, y 12 años de edad, los cuales están estudiando. Su esposo Reyes es agricultor y la pareja lleva 18 años de casados. La familia depende de los ingresos de la pareja para vivir.

Blanca tiene una pulpería donde vende una gran variedad de productos incluyendo lácteos, granos, carnes, embutidos, harina, frijol, pan, manteca y golosinas. Ella se puso la pulpería hace 4 años debido a sus deseos de superarse. Ella nota que había una demanda para el negocio porque la gente comentaba que hacía falta una pulpería en el barrio.

Un crédito anterior le ayudó a surtir más el negocio. Con el crédito actual de L21,000, Blanca va a aumentar su inventario comprando granos básicos, manteca, pan, refrescos y golosinas. Ella espera ofrecer una buena variedad de productos y tener satisfechas las necesidades de sus clientes. También desea superar las bajas ventas que ella atribuye a las fuertes lluvias que han caído en Honduras.

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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
  • 51
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,382,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Blanca Maritza to buy basic grains, lard, bread, soft drinks, and sweets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2011
Nov 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012