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Maritza Waleska
Maritza, age 25, is a single mother. She lives in the Trujillo municipality in Colon with her two minor daughters, and they go to school.

Maritza established her own business two years ago. She sells sweets and food like soft drinks, churros, fried chicken, fried pork chops, tacos, pastries, and peppers stuffed with meat and rice, etc.

She has this business at her own place, and she sells all day. She has a contract with a cooperative that buys lunches from her. She has maintained the business by investing the loans.

She is currently requesting her third loan for 25,000 lempiras. She will use the loan to stock the business with supplies like meats, vegetables, rice, lard, flour, and others. She will do this in order to prepare the food and sweets and to increase sales. She also wants to improve her place of business in order to provide better service. She will enclose it with fine-wire netting to cover it from insects, and she will add a piece of furniture.

Her goal is to grow in her business and to give her family a better standard of living.
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Maritza, tiene 25 años de edad, es madre soltera, vive en el municipio de Trujillo, Colon junto con sus dos hijas que son menores de edad, una de ellas está en la escuela.
Maritza tiene su propio negocio que lo estableció hace dos años, vende golosinas y comida, como refrescos, churros, pollo frito, chuleta de cerdo frita, tacos, pastelitos rellenos de carne y arroz etc. Este negocio lo tiene en local propio y vende todo el día, tiene contrato con una cooperativa quien le compra almuerzos. Lo ha mantenido mediante la inversión de préstamos, actualmente solicita el tercero y es por 25,000.00 Lempiras con el cual va surtir el negocio de insumos como ser: carnes, vegetales, arroz, manteca, harina y otros para preparar las comidas y golosinas y aumentar las ventas, además quiere mejorar el local del negocio para brindar un mejor servicio, lo cercará de tela metálica para cubrir de insectos y pondrá un mueble. Su meta es crecer en su negocio y darle un mejor nivel de vida a 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
  • 32
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,985,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,325 helped Maritza Waleska to stock her business with supplies to make food and sweets to sell. She will also make improvements to her place of business.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 27, 2012