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Clarinda is 58 years old. She is a single mother and lives with her son and granddaughter in the municipality of Choloma in Cortes.

Clarinda has a business selling food. She established this business 25 years ago, and it has been her source of income for survival, as she gets no support from the father of her children. She sells a variety of food such as fried chicken with fried plantains; ground chicken with fried plantains; pastries stuffed with meat, rice and potato; chicken tacos; pupusas (made of corn and filled with cheese or pork crackling) and sodas. In this way she earns her living, working every day tending to her customers' needs.

Doña Clarinda has requested her third loan through ODEF for 15,000 lempiras, in order to stock up on necessary supplies for making the food she sells. For example, meat, vegetables, bananas, spices, sodas, etc. In order to increase her income, she needs to offer a variety of food for sale to her customers, and this is why she decided to make this investment.

Her goal is to move ahead of life with her business, always keeping it active, so as to have a better life which will meet her household's needs.
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Clarinda tiene 58 años de edad, es madre soltera, vive con su hijo y una nieta en el Municipio de Choloma, Cortes.
Clarinda tiene un negocio de venta de comida, este negocio lo estableció hace 25 años el cual ha sido su fuente de ingresos para sobrevivir porque no cuenta con el apoyo del padre de sus hijos. Ella vende variedad de alimentos como pollo frito con tajadas, carne molida con tajadas, pastelitos rellenos de carne, arroz y papa, tacos rellenos de pollo, pupusas (hechas de maíz rellenas de quesillo o chicharrón) y refrescos. Así se gana la vida trabajando todos los días para atender las necesidades del los clientes.
Doña Clarinda ha solicitado su tercer préstamo con ODEF de 15,000 lempiras para abastecerse de insumos necesarios para la elaboración de los alimentos que ofrece como, carnes, verduras, bananos, condimentos, refrescos etc. Ella para incrementar su ingreso necesita ofrecer variedad de alimentos a los clientes y por eso decidió hacer esta inversión.
La meta es salir adelante en su negocio manteniéndolo siempre activo para tener una mejor vida satisfaciendo las necesidades de su hogar.

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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
  • 50
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,382,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Clarinda to purchase meat, vegetables, bananas, spices, sodas, etc. for making food for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2012
Jun 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 27, 2013