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Maria De Jesus
María de Jesús, age 36, is a single mother, and she has a one year old child. She lives in the Suyapa neighborhood of Santa Cruz, Yojoa.

María has looked for a means to generate her own income in order to cover her basic needs. She sells food products like rice, beans, churros, canned goods, juices, bread, dairy products, soft drinks, and others. She started two years ago through her own efforts. She now has her business better stocked. She takes care of her customers all day.

In order to keep her business better stocked she is requesting this loan for 7,500 lempiras. She will use the loan to buy dairy products, beans, rice, churros, and soft drinks.

Her aim is to continue working, to increase inventory in order to sell more, and to get income to help her support the family.
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María de Jesús, tiene 36 años de edad, es madre soltera con un hijo de un año de edad, vive en el barrio Suyapa de Santa Cruz de yojoa.
Doña María ha buscado un medio de vida, de donde generar sus propios ingresos para cubrir sus necesidades básicas. Ella vende productos alimenticios arroz, frijoles, churros, productos enlatados, jugos, pan, lácteos, refrescos y otros. Hace dos años que comenzó con sus propios esfuerzos ahora tiene mas surtido. Atiende todo el día a sus clientes. Para mantener más surtido el negocio solicito este préstamo de L.7500.00 del cual comprara lácteos, frijoles, arroz, churros y refrescos.
La idea es continuar trabajando, incrementar el inventario para vender más y obtener ingresos que le ayuden al sostenimiento familiar.

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
  • $9,879,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Maria De Jesus to stock the business with food products like dairy products, rice, beans and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012