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Karla Patricia
Señora Karla is 25 years old and lives in the town of Choloma. She is a single mother with two children aged 6 and 2. The older one is in school. Karla and her children live with Karla's mother.

Karla specializes in making doughnuts. She started her business in October 2010, in order to move her family ahead in life. Karla's mother helps her make the doughnuts, and the business has two salespeople who are responsible for selling the doughnuts as street vendors. Karla also sells them in the factory where she works. Her schedules is what's known as "4x4", where she works for 4 days, and then has 4 days off. When she isn't in the factory, she works in her business.

She requested this loan of L10,000 for the purchase of raw ingredients for making the doughnuts (flour, sugar, milk, salt, among other things). Her dream is to be able to have her own home, and for her children to graduate.
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La señora Karla tiene 25 años de edad y vive en el municipio de Choloma. Ella es madre soltera y tiene dos hijos de 6 y 2 años de edad. El mayor asiste a la escuela. Karla y sus hijos viven con la madre de Karla.

Karla especializa en la elaboración de donas. Inició el negocio en octubre del año 2010 para sacar a su familia adelante. La madre de Karla le ayuda hacer las donas y el negocio tiene dos vendedores que se encarguen de vender las donas de forma ambulante. Karla también las vende en la maquila donde trabaja. Su horario es uno de “4x4” donde trabaja 4 días y luego tiene 4 días libre. Cuando no esté en la maquila, ella se dedica a su negocio.

Solicitó este crédito de L10,000 para la compra de materia prima para la elaboración de las donas (harina, azúcar, leche y sal entre otras cosas). Su sueño es llegar a tener su casa propia y que sus hijos se gradúen.

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
  • 70
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,399,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Karla Patricia to purchase raw materials for making doughnuts, such as flour, sugar, milk and salt.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012