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Maria Hilaria
Doña María is 71 years old and has two children. She lives with one of her daughters in the community of Azacualpa, Santa Bárbara.

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.

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Doña María tiene 71 años de edad, tiene dos hijos, vive solo con una hija en la comunidad de Azacualpa, Santa Bárbara. Ella tiene su propio negocio, hace dos años estableció una pulpería donde vende productos alimenticios de consumo diario, vende maíz, frijoles, azúcar, arroz, sal manteca, huevos, pan, carne, churros y otros. Anteriormente solo vendía granos básicos, ahora vende varios productos. Ha mantenido surtido el negocio mediante varios préstamos otorgados. El préstamo actual de 20,000.00 Lempiras es el quinto y lo va invertir en surtir mas el negocio comprara productos alimenticios de consumo diario. Ella espera que su negocio crezca mas para mejorar su calidad de vida y la de su familia.

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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
  • 76
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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 $1,050 helped Maria Hilaria to buy everyday food products for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013