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Catalina, 58, is married and living in the López Arellano sector with her husband and one minor son. She has her own home-based business. For the last twelve years she’s been manufacturing tote bags made from nylon sacks. She sells them in the local market because they are used to carry purchases done in the market. She has stayed in business thanks to the investment of several loans; she’s already asked for 22 loans including the current one. She is asking for 15,000 lempiras to buy a lot of nylon sacks and thread to make the small bags. Her goal is to continue expanding her customer base in order to earn more income.
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Catalina tiene 58 años de edad, está casada, vive en el Sector López Arellano, junto a su esposo y un hijo menor. Ella tiene su propio negocio en casa, desde hace 12 años comenzó a confeccionar bolsos hechos de sacos de nylon, este producto lo vende en el mercado local ya que se utiliza para llevar las compras que se hacen en el mercado. Ella ha mantenido este negocio mediante la inversión de varios préstamos, ya ha solicitado 22 préstamos con el actual. El que está solicitando es por 15,000 Lempiras y lo va invertir en la compra de un lote de sacos de nylon e hilos para confeccionar bolsas pequeñas. Su meta es seguir creciendo en clientes para obtener más ingresos.

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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
  • 84
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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 $800 helped Catalina to buy sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013