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Doña Leonila, age 63, is a single mother with two grown children. One child lives with her in a suburban section of San Pedro Sula. This entire time she has engaged in the retail trade in order to support her children. Leonila sells merchandise from her home such as new and used clothing, sandals, shoes, and other items that are requested by her customers.

She is requesting her second loan in the amount of 22,000 HNL so that she can buy merchandise requested by her customers in time for Mother's Day. This loan will help her to offer a greater variety of products since she plans to take advantage of this season to increase her sales. Her goal is to save her profits toward buying a house of her own in a strategic location and establishing her business under better conditions. She is grateful to ODEF and Kiva for the support they have provided.

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Doña Leonila, de 63 años, es madre soltera, tiene dos hijos mayores de edad y vive con uno de ellos en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula.
Ella todo el tiempo se ha dedicado al comercio para la manutención a sus hijos, vende en casa ropa nueva y usada, sandalias, zapatos y otros artículos que le solicitan los clientes. Esta solicitando un segundo préstamo el cual es por 22,000.00 Lempiras para comprar la mercadería solicitada por los clientes en esta temporada del dia de las madres, este préstamo le ayudara a ofrecer más variedad de productos con la idea de aprovechar la temporada para incrementar sus ventas.
Su meta es ahorrar las ganancias para lograr comprar su propia casa en un lugar estratégico y establecer su negocio en mejores condiciones. Agradece a ODEF y a Kiva por el apoyo brindado.

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
  • 36
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,977,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Leonila to buy clothing, sandals, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2012
May 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012