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Maria Elena
María Elena is 54 years old. She is married, and lives with her two grandchildren in the municipality of Tela, in Atlántida department.

María Elena decided 12 years ago to have her own business, and set up a taxi transportation service. She started with one, and currently has two taxis. She pays two employees who work with them.

This business is profitable for her, and has become her source of income. She has kept the taxis in good condition through the investment of several loans that ODEF has granted her.

Currently she is requesting 21,000 lempiras, this being her fifth loan already. With it, she is going to repair a taxi, in order to offer good service. She hopes to fix it properly and earn her income.

Her goal is to continue working with the business, so that she can help her grandchildren with their education.
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Doña María Elena, tiene 54 años de edad, casada, vive en el municipio de Tela, Atlántida junto a sus dos nietos.
Doña María Elena, hace 12 años que decidió tener su propio negocio y estableció el servicio de transporte de taxi, inicio con uno, actualmente ya tiene dos taxis y paga dos empleados quienes trabajan con ellos. Este negocio es rentable para ella pues se ha convertido en su fuente de ingresos. Los ha mantenido en buen estado mediante la inversión de varios préstamos que ODEF le ha otorgado. Actualmente solicita 21,000 Lempiras, siendo su quinto préstamo ya, con el cual va a reparar un taxi para brindar un buen servicio. Espera arreglarlo bien y obtener sus ingresos. Su meta es seguir trabajando con el negocio para ayudar a sus nietos con la educación.

Additional Information

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
  • 77
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Maria Elena for maintenance and repair of her taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014