María has her own grocery business that she established two years ago. She sells everyday food products such as corn, beans, sugar, rice, salt, lard, eggs, bread, meat, donuts, and other items. María previously sold only basic grains, but now she sells different products. She has been able to keep her business stocked with the various loans she has received.
This current loan of 20,000 HNL is her fifth one. She will invest in more inventory for her business by purchasing everyday food products. María hopes that her business will grow more so that she can improve her quality of life and that of her family.
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.
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