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Maria Auxiliadora
Maria, 38, is married and has 3 children. She lives with her family in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Yojoa in the department of Cortes.

Maria has been farming for 10 years; on her land, she cultivates vegetables such as cilantro, chayote, carrots, and radishes. She has been a client of ODEF who has requesting 10 loans previously. She has used those loans to keep going with her farming activities. She is now requesting another loan, of 25,000 Honduran lempiras, that she will use to fertilize her crops and prepare parcels of land for a new planting. This way she can expand her main crop, which is cilantro.

Maria's goal is to continue to work so that she can provide a higher standard of living for her family.
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María, tiene 38 años de edad, está casada, tiene 3 hijos y vive con su familia en el municipio de Santa cruz de Yojoa, Cortes.
Ella tiene 10 años de dedicarse a las actividades de agricultura, en su parcela cultiva hortalizas, como culantro, pataste, zanahoria, rábano etc. ella ha sido cliente de ODEF, quien ha solicitado 10 prestamos anteriormente con los cuales ha mantenido en pie sus cultivos. Actualmente solicita otro de 25,000 Lempiras con el cual va a fertilizar los cultivos y va preparar parcelas para nueva siembra, ampliando así su cultivo principalmente el de culantro. Su meta es seguir trabajando para 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
  • 63
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,995,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Maria Auxiliadora to fertilize her vegetable crops and prepare land to cultivate.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2012
Sep 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014