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Maria Luisa
María is 34 years old, married, and has one child. She lives in the town of Masica de San Juan Pueblo with her son and her nephew.

For the past four years, María has been producing bed sheets, curtains, and tablecloths. She also mends all types of clothing. This business is her source of income and she has a good clientele. María wants to maintain materials in her inventory and offer better service to her customers. She currently asks that her customers bring her everything and then she only charges for labor, but she wants to earn more by having these materials. This is why she is requesting another loan for buying fabrics. As a result, she will be able to provide better service to her customers and generate more profit.

Her dreams include continuing to obtain more customers for her business, seeing her son continue with his studies, and not lacking anything to eat.

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María, tiene 34 años de edad, es casada, tiene un hijo y vive en el municipio de la Masica de San Juan Pueblo junto a su hijo y un sobrino.
Ella lleva 4 años de dedicarse a realizar trabajos de confección de sabanas, cortinas, manteles y repara prendas de vestir de todo tipo. Este negocio es su fuente de ingresos y tiene buena clientela. Ella quiere mantener materiales en inventario y ofrecer mejor servicio al cliente, ya que le ha estado pidiendo al cliente que lleve todo y solo cobrar mano de obra, pero gana más poniendo los materiales ella. Por eso está solicitando un préstamo más para comprar telas y dar un mejor servicio al cliente y obtener mayor utilidad. Su sueño es que el negocio siga aumentando en clientes, que su hijo siga estudiando y que nunca le falte su alimento.

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
  • 75
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Maria Luisa to buy fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013