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Doña Dilma is 44 years old and single as a result of becoming a widow. She has eight children, but only four of them live with her. Dilma lives in the town of Las Vegas, Santa Bárbara.

From a young age, Dilma has engaged in agriculture. For the past 20 years, she has been growing greens, bananas, and vegetables. She takes advantage of this area since it is suitable for growing these products. Whatever she produces is sold at the local market.

The loan she is requesting is in the amount of 7,000 HNL and will be invested in the purchase of supplies, fertilizers, and compost for growing carrots, beets, fine cilantro, and radishes. She hopes to obtain a better harvest with this investment since her crops are in need of fertilizer. Her goal is to continue producing so that she can generate more income and improve the quality of life for her children.

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Doña Dilma, tiene 44 años de edad, es soltera por viudez, tiene 8 hijos, pero le acompañan solo 4 de ellos, vive en el municipio de las vegas Santa Bárbara.
Desde joven se ha dedicado a la agricultura, y hace 20 años que cultiva, hortalizas, bananos y vegetales. Ella aprovecha la zona que es apta para estos cultivos y la producción la vende en el mercado local. El préstamo que solicita es por 7,000 Lempiras y lo invertirá en la compra de insumos, fertilizantes, abonos para cultivar zanahoria, remolacha, cilantro fino y rábano. Ella espera sacar mejores cosechas con esta inversión ya que este cultivo necesita ser fertilizado. Su meta es continuar produciendo para obtener ingresos que mejoren la calidad de vida de sus hijos.

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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
  • 51
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,386,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Dilma to buy farming supplies, fertilizers, and compost for her crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013