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Purificación, 33, lives in a village in Intibucá. He’s been married for 12 years and is the father of three children who are attending school.

Purificación started working in agriculture when he was a little boy and for the last 18 years approximately has been growing vegetables like carrots, cilantro, potatoes and beans. This activity is the community’s only source of income.

He has requested several loans from ODEF that have helped him improve his level of production. He’s currently asking for an 11000 lempira loan to buy seeds and supplies for his vegetable crops. His plan is that with the investment his productive level will increase and so will his family’s standard of living.
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El señor Purificacion, tiene 33 años de edad, vive en una aldea de Intibucá, está casado desde hace 12 años y es padre de 3 hijos, quienes estudian en la escuela.

Don Purificacion, desde muy pequeño se ha dedicado a la agricultura, y hace aproximadamente 18 años que se dedica al cultivo de hortalizas como ser: zanahoria, cilantro, papas y frijoles, esta actividad es la única fuente de ingresos en la comunidad.
El ha solicitado varios préstamos a ODEF, con los que ha podido mejorar su nivel productivo. Actualmente está solicitando uno por 11,000 Lempiras para comprar semillas e insumos para el cultivo de hortalizas.
Su plan es que con la inversión va incrementar el nivel productivo y mejorar el nivel de vida de su familia.

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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
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,386,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Purificacion to buy seeds and farm supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 5, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013