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Sara Sylvia
Sara, 59, is married and has five children; she lives in the municipality of Omoa, Cortes, with her husband. She’s a very enterprising woman who is always looking for ways to help her home and support her family. She used to work hand washing clothes in homes and then started to make little corn cakes filled with meat to sell. Three years ago she started a small grocery store where she sells vegetables, fruit, snacks, soft-drinks, candy, basic grains, bags of water, bread, condiments and others.

Sara has decided to ask ODEF for a 4,500 Lempira loan to buy more products like soft-drinks, bread, snacks, vegetables and basic grains. This loan will help her keep her business active to increase sales. Sara wants to continue working hard in order to save up for her old-age.
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Doña Sara tiene 59 años de edad, casada, tiene 5 hijos y vive en el municipio de Omoa, Cortes junto a su esposo. Ella es una señora muy emprendedora, siempre busca como ayudar al hogar para la manutención de su familia. Anteriormente se dedicaba al lavado de ropa a mano a domicilio, luego comenzó a elaborar pastelitos de maíz rellenos con carne que hasta la vez realiza para vender. Y hace tres años estableció una pequeña pulpería donde vende verduras, frutas, churros, refrescos, dulces, granos básicos, agua en bolsa, pan, condimentos y otros. Doña Sara ha decidido solicitar un préstamo a ODEF por 4,500 Lempiras para comprar más productos como refrescos, pan, churros, verduras y granos básicos. Este préstamo le ayudara a mantener activo su negocio y a incrementar las ventas. Doña Sara tiene todo el deseo de seguir trabajando duro con su negocio para lograr ahorrar para su vejez.

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
  • 37
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,977,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Sara Sylvia to buy merchandise to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014