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Juana, 60, is married and has five children who are adults; she lives with her husband and grandson in the town of Esparta, Atlántida. She opened a small grocery store two years ago where she sells food items like rice, sugar, bread, soft-drinks, snacks, candy, coffee, beans, etc. and medicines. She tends to her grocery store at home and her husband sells medicines like pills and others. She’s requesting a 5,000 Lempira loan to stock her store with more products like basic grains, soft-drinks, snacks and medicine. Her goal is to improve sales to earn higher income and improve her quality of life. She intends to continue working and retaining her own source of income.
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Doña Juana tiene 60 años de edad, es casada, tiene 5 hijos quienes son mayores de edad y vive con su esposo y un nieto en el municipio de Esparta, Atlántida.
Hace dos años que comenzó con una pequeña pulpería donde vende productos alimenticios como arroz, azúcar, pan, refrescos, churros, dulces, café, frijoles etc. y medicamentos. Ella se dedica a atender su negocio de pulpería en casa y su esposo vende medicinas, como pastillas y otros. Ella solicita un préstamo por 5,000 Lempiras para surtir su negocio con más productos como granos básicos, refrescos, churros y medicinas. Su objetivo es que las ventas se mejoren para obtener mayores ingresos y mejorar su condición de vida. Ella piensa seguir trabajando y mantener su fuente de ingresos propios.

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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
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,386,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Juana to buy merchandise to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 4, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013