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Doña Martina is 57 years old and lives in a suburban section of the city of Gracias Lempira alongside her husband. She has been growing coffee for five years. Martina previously cultivated vegetables and basic grains. Whatever she produces is sold at the district market in Gracias Lempira.

This is the seventh loan she has requested from ODEF. Martina needs to buy fertilizers and pay for labor in order to maintain her coffee farm. This loan will help to improve her farm and achieve better yields. As a result, she will generate a good income for improving her family's quality of life.

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Doña Martina de 57 años de edad, vive en una colonia suburbana de la ciudad de Gracias Lempira junto a su esposo.
Ella tiene 5 años de atender el cultivo de café, anteriormente se dedicaba a cultivar hortalizas y granos básicos. La producción la vende en la zona del municipio de Gracias Lempira. Es el séptimo préstamo que solicita a ODEF y lo necesita para comprar fertilizantes y para pago de mano de obra en mantenimiento de la finca de café. Este préstamo le ayudara a mejorar la finca y sacar buenas cosechas lo que le permitirá obtener buenos ingresos para mejorar su calidad de vida familiar.

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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
  • 39
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,970,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Martina to buy fertilizers and to pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 31, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013