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Roque Gilberto
Roque is 64 years old, widower and have eight sons, all of them work and are independent. He lives in the Colony 4 de Mayo, in the city of Catacamas, Olancho. Roque learned how to knit all kind of fabrics and for 20 years he has been making a living from knitting hammocks, ropes among others. He works from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm with two employees. The advantage he has is the speed with which he sells his product.

Roque needs the loan to buy materials such as: ropes, ropes made of the aloes plant, thread, and pay his employees. With the help of this loan he would improve his business since he will buy the materials needed to make his product.

Some of the problems he faces is crime, which affects the security of his business. His dream is to be able to grow his business and sell his merchandise throughout the country. This is his second loan with FAMA. He has punctually paid all his quotas
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El señor Roque tiene 64 años de edad, es viudo y tiene 8 hijos, todos ellos trabajan y son independientes, el reside en la Colonia 4 de Mayo, de la Ciudad de Catacamas, Olancho. Don Roque aprendió hacer tejidos de todo tipo y desde hace 20 años se dedica a realizar tejidos de hamacas, lazos, cabuyas, entre otros, el horario laboral es de 7:00 am a 5:00 pm y trabaja en conjunto con dos de sus empleados, la ventaja que tiene es la rapidez con que vende su producto. El préstamo que don Roque esta solicitando lo necesita para invertirlo en la compra de material como ser: sogas, cabuya, hilo, pago de mano de obra. Con la ayuda de este préstamo mejoraría su negocio ya que podrá comprar los materiales necesarios para elaborar su producto. Algunos de los problemas que enfrenta son la delincuencia que afecta la seguridad de su negocio. Su sueño es poder hacer crecer su negocio y lograr vender su mercadería en todo el país. Es el segundo financiamiento don Roque solicita en FAMA y ha cumplido puntualmente con el pago de sus cuotas.

Additional Information

About FAMA:

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere with approximately 59% of people living below the poverty line. Familia y Medio Ambiente OPDF (FAMA OPDF) is a Honduran non-profit with no religious or political affiliation. FAMA’s mission is to provide quality and opportune financial services so that men and women have equal opportunities to develop their micro or small businesses, whether they focus on agriculture, manufacturing or services. FAMA operates 13 branches throughout Honduras and serves over 12,500 clients.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 43
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,371,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Roque Gilberto to buy materials such as: ropes, ropes made of the aloes plant, thread, and pay his employees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2012
Jul 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2013