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Orfa Argentina
Orfa, age 34, is in a common-law marriage with her husband. She lives with her parents and husband in an urban community in the Nueva Frontera municipality in the Santa Bárbara department.

Orfa has been selling food for one year through a cafeteria that she rents monthly. She sells breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and soft drinks. With the intention of building her own place, she has decided to request a loan for 21,000 lempiras. She plans to use the loan to buy cement, metal sheets, and gutters. She will also pay for the labor and construction fittings.

She is happy with the profits that her food business generates for her. She hopes to continue growing until she converts her business into a well-known restaurant in her municipality.
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La señora Orfa tiene 34 años de edad, vive en unión libre con su esposo, reside en compañía de sus padres y esposo en una comunidad urbana del municipio Nueva Frontera, Departamento de Santa Bárbara.
Orfa se dedica desde hace un año a la venta de alimentos a través de una cafetería que alquila mensualmente. Ella vende desayunos, almuerzos, cenas y refrescos.
Con el propósito de construir su propio local, ha decidido solicitar un préstamo por la cantidad 21,000 Lempiras, los que piensa utilizar en la compra de cemento, laminas de zinc, arena, canaleta, pago de mano de obra y accesorios para construcción.
Ella está satisfecha con las utilidades que le genera la venta de alimentos y espera seguir creciendo hasta convertir su negocio en un restaurante muy reconocido en su municipio.

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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
  • 80
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Orfa Argentina to buy cement, metal sheets, and gutters in order to build her own place.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2012
Nov 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014