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Maria Emilia
María Emilia, age 50, has three grown children between the ages of 23 and 28. She is married, and she lives in Cofradia, Cortes.

María wants to inspire people and provide them with the art of sewing. Eleven years ago she set up her own seamstress shop. She makes clothes, bed linens, slipcovers, curtains, and others. She acquired great experience when she worked at a factory.

She has received nine loans from ODEF, which she has invested in her business. She has managed to get good income.

She will use this current loan for 15,000 lempiras to buy materials to make clothes. Her plan is to continue growing in her business in order to improve her standard of living and to help her family.
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María Emilia, tiene 50 años de edad, tiene 3 hijos mayores de edad entre 23 a 28 años, casada, vive en Cofradia, Cortes.
Doña María, quiere inspirar y proveer a la gente el arte de costurar, hace 11 años estableció su taller propio de costura, elabora ropa de vestir, ropa de cama, forros de muebles, cortinas y otros. Adquirió gran experiencia durante el trabajo que desempeño en una maquila. Ha obtenido nueve préstamos de ODEF, los que han invertido y ha logrado obtener buenas ganancias. Este préstamo actual es de L.15,000.00 y lo utilizara para comprar materiales para elaborar la ropa. Su plan es seguir creciendo en su negocio para mejorar el nivel de vida y ayudar a su familia.

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
  • 53
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,995,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maria Emilia invest in raw materials for her seamstress shop where she makes bedding, clothes, curtains, and slipcovers to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 15, 2011
Jan 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013