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Lesby Patricia
Lesby Patricia, 29, is a single mother; she has two children who are 5 and 10 years old. She lives in a suburban neighborhood in San Pedro Sula.

Lesby’s a very enterprising person. She used to work in a beauty salon where she learned this activity very well and two and a half years ago decided to open her own beauty salon where she offers haircuts, drying, straightening, manicure, pedicure and others. She’s also finishing installing an Internet café business that will generate additional income.

She will use the 25000 lempira loan she’s requesting to buy more computers with their respective furniture to expand the Internet café business and another part of it will be invested in the beauty salon with the purchase of beauty products.

This loan is the third one and they have helped her increase income and have economic stability. Her goal is to grow and establish a franchise because Internet is a profitable business. She is very grateful to ODEF and to Kiva for the growth opportunity they are giving her.
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Lesby Patricia tiene 29 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene dos hijos de 5 y 10 años de edad, vive en colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula.
Lesby es una persona muy emprendedora ella anteriormente trabajaba en un salón de belleza donde aprendió muy bien esta actividad y hace dos años y medio decidió establecer su propia sala de belleza donde ofrece los servicios de corte de pelo, secado, alisado, manicure, pedicura y otros. También está terminando de establecer un negocio de cibercafe lo que le generará otros ingresos. Con el préstamo que solicita de 25,000.00 Lempiras ella va comprar otras computadoras con sus muebles para ampliar el negocio de cibercafe y otra parte la va invertir en la sala de belleza en la compra de productos de belleza. Este préstamo es el tercero y le han ayudado a incrementar los ingresos y a tener una estabilidad económica. Su meta es crecer y colocar una franquicia ya que el internet es un negocio rentable. Agradece mucho a ODEF y a Kiva por la oportunidad de crecimiento que le están dando.

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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
  • 53
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,873,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Lesby Patricia to buy beauty supplies for her beauty salon and computers and furniture for her Internet café.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013