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Berta Lidia
Berta Lidia, age 32, lives with her husband in the San Juan Bosco neighborhood of Cofradía, Cortes. She has two children, ages two and one.

Berta Lidia is a seamstress. She started her business with her own capital two years ago. She specializes in making bedding, furniture covers, and clothing. It was not difficult for her to start this business activity. She had experience from a previous job where she worked as a machine operator in a factory. The business has helped her lot to improve her income, and she has been able to reinvest in the business. She works six hours a day.

She has now decided to request her first loan for 6,000 lempiras to be able to stock up on fabrics. She will use the fabrics to make bedding, furniture covers, and unisex clothes.

Her goal is to buy one more machine for her shop. This way she will be able to provide her customers with more rapid service.
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Berta Lidia, tiene 32 años de edad, vive con su esposo en la colonia San Juan Bosco de Cofradía, cortes, tiene 2 hijos de 2 y 1 años de edad.
Berta Lidia se dedica a la costura. Inicio hace 2 años con su propio capital, especializándose en la elaboración de ropa de cama, forros de muebles y prendas de vestir, no se le dificulto iniciar esta actividad ya que obtuvo la experiencia por su trabajo anterior qué fue en una maquila como operaria de maquina. EL negocio le ha ayudado mucho a mejorar sus ingresos de los cuales a podido reinvertir en el mismo. Ella dedica 6 horas diarias.
Actualmente ha decidido solicitar su primer préstamo de 6,000 lempiras para poder abastecerse de materiales (telas), para la elaboración de ropa de cama, forros de mueble y ropa de vestir unisex.
Su meta es comprar una maquina mas para el taller, y así poder atender con mayor rapidez el servicio a sus clientes.

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
  • 78
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Berta Lidia to buy fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2012
Feb 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012