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Maribel is 46 years old, married, and has three grown children. She lives in the city of San Pedro Sula Cortes.

Maribel has been in the business of selling secondhand clothing for five years. She started this business out of necessity so that she could generate extra income to help her husband with the daily household expenses. Maribel remodeled a space in her house where she could set up her business. She has done very well since she offers her customers clothes for women, men, and children. This business generates a good income and she is very pleased to be working in it.

This is her first loan with ODEF. The amount of 10,000 HNL will be invested in the purchase of more merchandise to restock her business. Her goal is to grow her business so that she can buy a car. She also sells her merchandise as a traveling merchant so that she can increase her revenues.

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Maribel tiene 46 años de edad, es casada y tiene 3 hijos de los cuales ya son mayores, vive en la ciudad de San Pedro Sula Cortes.
Maribel hace 5 años tiene un negocio de venta de Ropa de segunda mano. Inicio este negocio con la necesidad de generar un ingreso extra que le permitiera ayudar a su esposo con los gastos diarios del hogar. Ella acondiciono un lugar en una parte de su casa en donde manifiesta le ha ido muy bien ofreciendo a sus clientes ropa de Damas, caballeros y niños, este negocio le genera buenos ingresos y esta muy contenta trabajando en el.
Es su primer préstamo con ODEF de 10,000 lempiras el cual invertirá en la compra de más mercadería para surtir su negocio.
Su meta es hacer crecer su negocio, poder comprar un carro para también vender su mercadería de manera ambulante y poder aumentar más sus ganancias.

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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
  • 43
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,990,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Maribel to buy clothing for women, men, and children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2012
May 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013