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Aurelia is 35 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has three children. She lives in the town of Olanchito, Yoro.

Aurelia has been in the business of selling food for 12 years. She sells her food in the outlying areas where there are several other businesses. She offers "baleadas" (Honduran stuffed tortillas), corn dumplings filled with meat, and soft drinks. Aurelia says she is pleased because she is able to sell all of her food to people who know her. She already has her own customers. Aurelia has been able to get ahead through hard work and effort so that she can help her household companion with the family expenses.

Doña Aurelia has already obtained 10 loans from ODEF. These loans have been a great help by allowing her to invest in her business and other needs that arise. Now she is requesting her 11th loan in the amount of 10,000 HNL so that she can buy supplies that she needs for preparing her dishes such as flour, beans, eggs, dairy products, meat, cornmeal, rice, and soft drinks.

This is a short term loan that she is asking for with two payments over two months.

Her goal is to continue working in her business so that her family can move forward.
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Aurelia tiene 35 años de edad, vive en unión libre, tiene 3 hijos, y vive en el municipio de Olanchito, Yoro.
Aurelia hace 12 años se dedica al negocio de venta de comida, ella vende sus alimentos en la afueras donde hay varios negocios ofreciendo baleadas, pastelitos de maíz relleno de carne y refrescos. Dice que se siente contenta porque vende todos sus alimentos, las personas la conocen y tiene ya sus propios clientes. Ha logrado salir adelante con mucho trabajo y esfuerzo para ayudar a su compañero de hogar con los gastos de la familia.
Con odef Dona Aurelia ha obtenido ya 10 créditos los cuales le han ayudado mucho en la inversión de su negocio y para otras necesidades que se le han presentado, ahora esta solicitando su préstamo numero once de 10,000 lempiras para comprar insumos que necesita para elaborar los alimentos como harina, frijoles, huevos , lácteos , carnes, maseca, arroz y refrescos. Es un prestamo a corto plazo que solicita con pago bimestral, pagara una sola cuota dentro de dos meses.
Su meta es seguir trabajando en su negocio y sacar su familia adelante.

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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
  • 56
    View loans »
    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 Aurelia to buy flour, beans, eggs, dairy products, meat, cornmeal, rice, and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 14, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012