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Doña Natalia is 68 years old and lives with her husband and a daughter-in-law. Her children are independent. She resides in Taulabe, Comayagua. Natalia has been generating her own income for approximately 40 years.

She produces women’s clothing such as dresses, blouses, skirts, and trousers. In addition, she makes handicrafts such as funeral wreaths, floral arrangements, and other types of decorations. Doña Natalia has been a client of ODEF for several years and has completed 14 loan cycles. She is now requesting a loan of 12,000 HNL so that she can buy sewing materials such as fabric, thread, and needles. Natalia will also purchase materials for making wreaths and floral arrangements. With this loan, she will be able to satisfy the demand from her customers and increase her sales.

Natalia’s goals are to continue growing her business and to satisfy her customers by providing them with products that are of the best quality.

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Doña Natalia tiene 68 años de edad, vive con su esposo y una nuera, ya sus hijos son independientes, reside en Taulabe, Comayagua. Ella tiene 40 años aproximadamente de generar sus propios ingresos.
Se dedica a la confección de ropa de vestir para damas como vestidos, blusas, faldas y pantalones y a elaborar manualidades como ser: elaboración de coronas para difuntos, hace arreglos florales de todo tipo y decoraciones. Doña Natalia ha sido cliente de ODEF por varios años, lleva catorce ciclos de préstamos, actualmente está solicitando 12,000 Lempiras para comprar materiales de confección como telas, hilos y agujas, también materiales para la elaboración de coronas y arreglos florales. Con este préstamo va cubrir la demanda que tiene de sus clientes y aumentar las ventas.
Su meta es seguir incrementando su negocio y satisfacer a sus clientes con la mejor calidad con la que se distinguen sus 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
  • 72
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Natalia to buy fabric, thread, needles, and materials for making funeral wreaths and floral arrangements.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013