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Maria Ester
María, 32, is married and has three children; she lives with her family in a neighborhood in San Pedro Sula.

María’s economic activity is making and selling fried plantain slices. She sells them packed in bags and by the bundle from place to place to grocery stores or any other local business. She started this business ten years ago aiming at earning income of her own that would make it easier for her to grow economically. Previous loans allowed her to increase sales which is why she starts work very early making her product in order to go out and sell it later.

She’s asking ODEF for a 22,000 lempira loan that will help her stock up on ingredients she needs to make the fried plantain slices (plantain, oil, bags, staples, cardboard, salt, etc.). She will use another part of it to repair a bicycle to use as a means of transport to distribute her product making her sales quicker and easier.

Her goal is to continue investing so that her inventory will grow and to move her children forward facilitating their schooling and giving them the necessary resources.
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María tiene 32 años de edad, está casada, y tiene 3 hijos, vive con su familia en una colonia de la Ciudad de San Pedro Sula.
La actividad económica de María es la elaboración y venta de tajadas de plátano. Las tajadas las vende empacadas en bolsas y las vende en ristras de manera ambulante en las pulperías o en cualquier negocio de la localidad. Este negocio lo comenzó hace 10 años con la visión de generar sus propios ingresos donde le diera las facilidades de crecer económicamente. Ya que con los prestamos anteriores logro incrementar sus ventas, Por eso trabaja desde muy temprano elaborando su producto para después salir a venderlo.
Esta solicitando un préstamo con ODEF de 22,000 lempiras el cual le ayudara a surtir su negocio en compra de insumos para la elaboración de las tajadas como (compra de plátano, aceite, bolsas, grapas, cartoncillo, sal, etc. Y otra parte para reparar una bicicleta para usarla como medio de trasporte para distribuir su producto, facilitándole hacer más rápidas sus ventas.
Su meta a seguir invirtiendo para que su inventario aumente y sacar sus hijos adelante facilitándole que sigan estudiando y darles los recursos necesarios.

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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
  • 55
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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 $1,175 helped Maria Ester to buy ingredients and to repair her bicycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013