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Isidra, 48, is a single mother; she has three children who are 6, 18, and 21 years old and who attend school. She lives in the village of Rancho Alegre, Taulabe.

Isidra is very hardworking. She’s been selling bread, honey, candied fruit, candy and paving stones. Her sales point is alongside a highway. It’s a honey producing zone and the sale of rosquillas [ring-shaped cookies], candy and stone extraction is very typical here. People pass by the place and buy these products because they are less expensive. She also goes to the community of Tela where she has a large number of customers that buy Rosquillas, candied fruit and candy from her. The paving stones are used to build walls or decorative fences on dwellings. She buys them at one price and then sells them at another producing good profit for her.

This is her first loan and she requested it to invest in her business. She will buy Rosquillas, candied fruit, honey and candies. Her goal is to earn more income to help her family and provide schooling for her children.
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Doña Isidra de 48 años de edad, madre soltera, tiene 3 hijos de 6, 18 y 21 años de edad, quienes estudian, vive en aldea Rancho Alegre, Taulabe.

Isidra, es muy trabajadora, desde hace 15 años se dedica a la venta de Rosquillas de pan, miel de abeja, frutas confitadas, dulces y piedra de enchape. Su punto de venta es a la orilla de la carretera, es una zona de producción de miel, es muy típico la venta de rosquillas y dulces y la extracción de piedra. La gente que pasa por el lugar compra estos productos por ser más baratos. También viaja hacia la comunidad de Tela donde tiene gran cantidad de clientes que le compran Rosquillas de pan, frutas confitadas y dulces. La piedra de enchape sirve para hacer muros o cercos decorados de viviendas, ella la compra a un precio y la vende a otro dejándole buenas ganancias.
Este es su primer préstamo y lo solicito para invertir en el negocio en compra de Rosquillas de pan, frutas confitadas, miel de abeja y dulces.
Su meta es obtener más ingresos para ayudar a su familia y darles educación a sus hijos.

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
  • 81
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Isidra to buy bread, candy, candied fruit and honey.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2011
Dec 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013