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Yeni Suyapa
Yeni, age 28, lives in the Valle de Sula, a village in the Choloma municipality. She married her husband, Mario, 11 years ago. Mario works in a factory. The couple has two children, a seven year old boy and a four year old girl. The oldest child goes to school.

Yeni sells merchandise like suits for children, jeans, sandals, shoes, tennis shoes, socks, and lotions.

She came to have the business three years ago with the help of some loans that she requested from ODEF. Previously she worked in a factory, but she decided to become a merchant because her whole family devotes itself to this occupation. She now works four hours a day selling her products.

With this loan of 6,000 lempiras Yeni hopes to stock her inventory with the purchase of jeans, shoes, and children’s suits. She hopes to use the income to finish building her house.
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La señora Yeni tiene 28 años de edad y vive en Valle de Sula, una aldea que pertenece al municipio de Choloma. Se casó hace 11 años y su esposo Mario trabaja en una maquila. La pareja tiene dos hijos: un niño de 7 años y una niña de 4 años de edad. El niño mayor asiste a la escuela.

Yeni se dedica a la venta de mercadería como trajes de niño, jeans, sandalias, zapatos, tenis, calcetines y lociones. Hace 3 años llegó a tener el negocio con la ayuda de unos créditos que solicitó en ODEF. Antes trabajaba en una maquila pero decidí convertirse en comerciante ya que toda su familia dedicaba a este oficio. Hoy en día dedica 4 horas diarias a la venta de sus productos.

Con este crédito de L6,000, Yeni espera surtir su inventario con la compra de jeans, zapatos y trajes de niño. Con las ganancias, espera terminar la construcción de su casa.

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
  • 54
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,864,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Yeni Suyapa to buy jeans, socks, shoes, and suits for children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012