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Helga Osiris
Helga, 40, is married and has three children. She lives in an urban area in the municipality of San Pedro Sula, Cortes Department. Helga has been selling foodstuffs in a grocery store for the past five years. She stocks basic staples like grains, lard, oil, bread, sugar, medicine, snacks, candy, condiments and soft-drinks.

At present she’s requesting a 15,000 Lempira loan to buy meat, beans, rice, corn flour and soft-drinks. She believes that the loan will help her better stock her store and increase sales. Her future goals consist in buying display cases to sell low-cost novelty items and to offer a wider selection of goods.
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La señora Helga tiene 40 años de edad, esta casada, tiene hijos. Reside en el área urbana del Municipio de San Pedro Sula, Departamento de Cortés.
Doña Helga se dedica desde hace 5 años a la venta de alimentos a través de una pulpería. En su negocio dispone de alimentos de la canasta básica como: granos básicos, manteca, aceite, pan, azúcar, medicinas, golosinas, dulces, condimentos y refrescos.
Actualmente ha solicitado préstamo por la cantidad de 15,000 Lempiras los que invertirá en la compra de: carnes, fríjoles, arroz, harina de maíz y refrescos.
Considera que el préstamo le ayudara para surtir bien su negocio y aumentar sus ventas.
Sus metas a futuro consisten en la compra de vitrinas para poder vender achinería, y ofrecer más variedad de productos.

Additional Information

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
  • 44
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,371,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Helga Osiris to buy stock merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013