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Alba, 45, is a single mother; she has four children and lives in the town of San Pedro Sula, Cortes, with three of her children. Alba has a business of her own; she opened a grocery store ten years ago where she sells basic staple items. She sells rice, beans, flour, sugar, lard, eggs, coffee, bread, candy, salt, cleaning supplies, snacks and soft-drinks. This store has been her source of income to support her family. She will use the 6,000 Lempira loan she’s requesting to stock her store with food items to keep her customers satisfied. Her plan is to continue working and keeping the store well-stocked so that it will generate income.
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Doña Alba, tiene 45 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene 4 hijos y vive en el municipio de San Pedro Sula, Cortes junto a tres de sus hijos. Doña Alba tiene su propio negocio, desde hace 10 años estableció una pequeña pulpería donde vende productos de la canasta básica familiar. Ella vende arroz, frijoles, harina, azúcar, manteca, huevos, café, pan, dulces, sal, productos de limpieza, churros y refrescos. Este negocio ha sido su fuente de ingresos para el sostenimiento de su familia. Con el préstamo que solicita que es por 6,000 Lempiras va surtir la pulpería de productos alimenticios y así mantendrá a sus clientes satisfechos. su plan es seguir trabajando y manteniendo surtido el negocio para que le genere sus ingresos.

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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
  • 35
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,981,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Alba to buy stock merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 4, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013