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Mayra Yesenia
Mayra, 37, lives in the San Manuel sector, Cortes with her husband and three children. She’s very hardworking. She used to work in an assembly plant but when she became unemployed she decided to start her own business. She’s been selling a variety of merchandise like clothes, crafts, costume jewelry (earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces) and now she also wants to start to sell chicken meat at home.

She has requested a 10,000 Lempira loan to stock up on merchandise. She’s going to buy a bale of used clothes to take advantage of the good season and take merchandise to the neighborhood street market and will also buy chicken meat to resell since it’s a product in high demand. Her goal is to work hard to improve sales and income to help pay for her children’s schooling.
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Mayra tiene 37 años de edad, vive en el sector de San Manuel, Cortes junto a su esposo y sus tres hijos. Ella es muy trabajadora. Anteriormente trabajaba en una maquila pero al quedar sin empleo decidió emprender su propio negocio. Hace dos años que vende variedad de mercadería como ropa, manualidades, bisutería (aretes, pulseras, anillos y collares. y ahora quiere también vender carne de pollo en su casa. Ella ha solicitado un préstamo por 10,000 lempiras actualmente para surtir de mercadería, va comprar un fardo de ropa de segunda para aprovechar la temporada buena y poder llevar mercaderia a la feria de la colonia y también va invertir en carne de pollo para vender, ya que es un producto de mucha demanda. Su meta es trabajar mucho para mejorar las ventas y sus ingresos para poder ayudar a sus hijos con el estudio.

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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
  • 33
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,985,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Mayra Yesenia to buy a bale of used clothes and chicken to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013