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Edith is 30 years old. She is married, and her husband works in construction. She has four children aged 9, 7, 5, and 3 years old. She lives in Colonia El Paraíso, in San Pedro Sula.

For two years, Edith has had her own business making corn tortillas for use alone or for making tacos. She cooks these tortillas on a burner.

Edith used to sell clothing, but when she began having children she saw that her money wouldn't reach far enough, and decided to set up this tortilla business, which has been very profitable.

She has kept her business going with the help of the loans and the earnings which have allowed her to make improvements to her kitchen.

She is currently requesting her third loan to buy cornflour and firewood for making tortillas and for continuing to sell them, as through this business she hopes to provide her children with an education.
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Edith tiene 30 años de edad, es casada y su esposo trabaja en la albañilería, tiene 4 hijos de 9, 7, 5 y 3 años de edad, vive en Col. El Paraíso, San Pedro Sula.
Edith tiene dos años de tener su propio negocio de elaboración de tortillas de maíz normal y para hacer tacos. Estas tortillas las cocina en hornilla.
Anteriormente vendía ropa pero cuando empezó a tener sus hijos miro que el dinero no le ajustaba, decidió establecer este de tortillas ya que ha sido más rentable.
Su negocio se ha mantenido con la ayuda de los prestamos y de las ganancias a podido hacerle mejoras a la cocina.
Actualmente solicita el tercer préstamo para comprar harina de maíz y leña para elaborar tortillas y continuar vendiendo ya que de este negocio espera darle el estudio a sus hijos.

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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
  • 58
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Edith to purchase supplies for making tortillas, such as cornflour and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 9, 2012
Feb 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012