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Jose Asencion
José, age 26, is married and has two children. He lives in a village in the Gualcinse municipality in Lempira.

He has grown up in a family devoted to agriculture. He previously only grew basic crops like corn and beans. Four years ago he started growing coffee. He sells green coffee (the coffee seed before it is roasted, and after it is processed and dried) in the area where he lives.

He is requesting 20,000 lempiras, his second loan with the institution. He will use the loan to buy fertilizer, to buy foliar fertilizer, and to pay for the maintenance labor on the coffee farm. His plan is to continue giving the farm good care in order to get earnings and be able to give his children a better quality of life.
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José tiene 26 años de edad, es casado, tiene dos hijos y vive en una aldea del municipio de Gualcinse Lempira.
El ha crecido en familia dedicada a la agricultura, anteriormente solo cultivaba granos básicos como maíz y frijoles, y hace 4 años ha puesto su dedicación a cultivar café. Vende café en oro (grano) en la zona donde vive. Solicita 20,000 Lempiras, siendo ya su segundo préstamo con la institución, para comprar fertilizantes, foliar y va pagar mano de obra para el mantenimiento de la finca de café. Esta inversión le ayudara a mejorar la producción y a incrementar las ventas. Su plan es seguir dándole buena asistencia a la finca para obtener ganancias y poderles dar una mejor calidad de vida 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
  • 32
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,985,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Jose Asencion to buy fertilizer, to buy foliar fertilizer, and to pay for the maintenance labor on the coffee farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 2, 2012
May 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013