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Jorge Alberto
Don Jorge is 61 years old, married, and lives in the town of Yoro with his wife and son. He worked at a governmental agency for several years, but later lost his job. Four years ago, Don Jorge started his own business activities. He purchased a grain mill for grinding corn used to make tortillas and provides this service to the community. Don Jorge also set up a candy stand near his house where he sells sweets, gum, snack foods, peanuts, candy dispensers, cookies, and other items. His wife manages the rental of the grain mill for grinding corn.

Don Jorge has obtained several loans from ODEF. He is currently requesting his fourth loan in the amount of 16,000 HNL. The money will be used to restock his business with candy, snack foods, cookies, and other items so that he can increase his sales and grow his business. One of his goals is to establish a convenience store where he can sell food products.

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Don Jorge tiene 61 años de edad, es casado vive en el municipio de Yoro junto a su esposa y un hijo. Don Jorge trabajo por varios años en una empresa gubernamental y luego quedo sin empleo. Hace 4 años que empezó con sus propias actividades de negocio, compro un molino de moler maíz para hacer tortillas y prestar este servicio a la comunidad, también en su acera de su vivienda ha puesto una chiclera donde vende variedad de dulces, chicles, churros, cacahuates, sorpresitas, galletas y otros. Con el molino de moler maíz le ayuda su esposa. a obtenido varios prestamos con ODEF el que solicita actualmente es el cuarto préstamo y es por 16,000 Lempiras con el cual va surtir su negocio con dulces, churros, galletas y otros, con el fin de aumentar las ventas y hacer crecer su negocio. Una de sus metas es establecer una bodega de productos comestibles.

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
  • 53
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,870,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Jorge Alberto to buy candy, snack foods, cookies, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013