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Rosa Argentina
Rosa Argentina, 60, has been married for 28 years; she has two children who are 23 and 38 years old and she lives in Las Brisas, Tela.

Rosa is very hardworking and has been selling general merchandise for the last five years. She sells dinnerware sets, drinking glasses, shower curtains, sets of pots, tablecloths, clothes, shoes, perfume, cosmetics, etc. She used to sell cosmetics via catalogue and care for students. Her business is profitable and she earns income to cover household expenses; she also gets additional income from her oldest son.

The loans have helped her a lot to stay well-stocked and fill orders she gets. She has quite a few customers and sales have increased. This is the third loan and she is going to use it to buy items for the home, underwear, shoes, purses and lotions.

She feels very good about having this activity. With profits she’s improved her house, she covers family expenses and her wish is to someday have a vehicle for business use and to provide better customer service.
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Rosa Argentina, tiene 60 años de edad, casada hace 28 años, tiene 2 hijos de 23 y 38 años de edad, vive en Las Brisas Tela.
Doña Rosa, muy trabajadora hace 5 años que vende variedad de artículos, juegos de platos, vasos, cortinas de baño, juegos de ollas, manteles, ropa, zapatos, perfumes, cosméticos etc. Anteriormente vendía cosméticos por catálogos y cuidaba estudiantes.
Su negocio es rentable del cual obtiene ingresos para cubrir gastos del hogar, además obtiene otros ingresos de parte de su hijo mayor.
Los prestamos le han ayudado mucho a mantener surtido y cubrir los pedidos que le hacen, ya tiene bastantes clientes y sus ventas han incrementado. Este es el tercer préstamo y lo esta invirtiendo en compra de artículos para el hogar, ropa interior, zapatos, carteras y lociones.
Ella se siente muy bien tener esta actividad, con las ganancias a mejorado su casa, cubre los gastos familiares y su deseo es llegar a tener un vehículo para uso del negocio y dar un mejor servicio al cliente.

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
  • 83
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Rosa Argentina to buy articles for the home, clothing, shoes, purses and lotions to stock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013