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Irma Suyapa
Irma, 59, is a single mother; she has two children and lives in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Yojoa with a granddaughter. She’s always been a merchant; she sold shoes and clothes and for the last six years has been selling all types of natural products and cosmetics. She sells creams, shampoo, soap, vitamins and cosmetics (lipstick, foundation and make-up). She sells these products from place to place and on order.

She’s been an ODEF client for three loan cycles counting this one for 21,000 Lempiras she will use to buy more natural beauty products to increase sales and income. Her goal is to increase her clientele and to have a permanent locale in which to set up her business and from there help her family.
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Doña Irma tiene 59 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene dos hijos y vive en el municipio de Santa Cruz de Yojoa junto a una nieta. Ella siempre se ha dedicado al comercio, a la venta de ropa y zapatos, lleva 6 años vendiendo todo tipo de productos naturales y cosméticos, vende cremas, champú, jabón, vitaminas y cosméticos (lápiz labial, base, maquillaje). Estos productos los vende de manera ambulante y por pedidos. Ella ha sido cliente de ODEF por tres ciclos de préstamos con este actual donde ha solicitado 21,000 lempiras, con el cual va comprar más productos naturales de belleza para incrementar las ventas y sus ingresos. Su meta es aumentar su clientela y tener un local fijo para establecer su negocio y de allí ayudar 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
  • 32
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,985,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,075 helped Irma Suyapa to buy natural products like creams, soap, vitamins, shampoo and cosmetics to resell.
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 9, 2012