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Eugenia is 44 years old, and lives with her husband and six children in the municipality of Arizona, in Atlántida department.

She started her business selling food and general merchandise 12 years ago. She sells staple grains, coffee, sugar, cleaning and hygiene products, and medicines for common ailments.

Currently, she has requested a loan in the amount of 5,000 lempiras, which she intends to invest in the purchase of food products, as well as bicycle parts (tubes and tires) and crockery.

Eugenia says that she took out the loan in order to have working capital and improve sales. This will result in increased earnings that she will earmark for helping her children with their education and improving their quality of life.
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La Señora Eugenia tiene 44 años de edad, reside en compañía de sus 6 hijos y su esposo en el Municipio de Arizona, Departamento de Atlántida.
Inicio su negocio de venta de alimentos y mercadería en general hace 12 años, ella vende granos básicos, café, azúcar, productos de aseo y limpieza, medicinas para enfermedades comunes.
Actualmente ha solicitado un préstamo por la cantidad de 5,000 Lempiras, los cuales piensa invertir en la compra de productos alimenticios, así como en la compra de repuestos para bicicleta (neumáticos y llantas) y productos de loza.
Doña Eugenia manifiesta que tomo el préstamo para capitalizarse y mejorar las ventas, lo cual repercutirá en el aumento de sus ganancias que destinara para apoyar a sus hijos en su educación y mejoría en su calidad de vida.

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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
  • 78
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Eugenia to buy products for stocking her store, such as staple grains, medicines and bicycle parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013