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Berta is 49 years of age. She is married, has two adult daughters, and lives in a small village in the municipality of Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara.

Berta used to sell various articles, but saw the need for a pharmacy in the village. Four years ago she had the opportunity to start selling basic medicines such as flu tablets, paracetamol, cough medicine, vitamins, rubbing alcohol to cure wounds, antispasmodic medicines, anti-parasite drugs, etc. She is a street vendor, and also sells her products at home.

Berta is applying for her second loan from ODEF, this time for 25,000 Honduran Lempiras. She plans to use the money to supply her business with more medicinal products so that she can have her business permanently at home, and can therefore offer better customer service. Her goal is to ensure that her business grows, to keep it well-stocked, to help the community with its health requirements and to generate income for her home.
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Berta, tiene 49 años de edad, está casada, tiene dos hijas mayores de edad, vive una aldea que pertenece al municipio Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara.
Doña Berta anteriormente vendía mercadería y miro la necesidad de una farmacia en la aldea y hace 4 años tuvo la oportunidad de comenzar a vender medicamentos, ahora tiene una mini farmacia donde vende medicamentos básicos como antigripales, acetaminofen, jarabes para la tos, vitaminas, alcohol, para curar heridas, antipasmodicos, desparasitantes, etc. ella sale a vender de manera ambulante y también vende en su casa. Esta solicitando el segundo préstamo a ODEF, este es por 25,000.00 Lempiras con el cual va surtir de más medicamentos para establecer el negocio fijo en su casa, y ofrecer un mejor servicio al cliente. El objetivo es hacer crecer el negocio, mantenerlo surtido y suplir con las necesidades de salud de la comunidad y lograr ingresos para 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
  • 78
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Berta to supply her business with basic medicines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013