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Maria Orfilia
Maria, 66, is married and has 6 children. She lives with 4 of her children in a community in the municipality of Intibuca. Maria has always worked in retail trade. Ten years ago, she started a small grocery store where she sells basic consumer goods such as: rice, sugar, butter, condiments, flour, juices, chips, spices, canned goods, drinks, bread, coffee, and other items. She also generates some other income by selling clothing and shoes through orders.

Maria has taken 14 loans. With the loan that she is now requesting for an amount of 15,000 Honduran lempiras, she will invest in the purchase of more products for her store and more clothing and shoes. She wants to have products in inventory to satisfy her customers.

Maria's dream is to see her business well-stocked, so that she can provide better service to her customers and increase her sales.
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Doña María, tiene 66 años de edad, es casada, tiene 6 hijos, vive en una comunidad que pertenece al municipio de Intibucá junto a cuatro de sus hijos. Ella siempre se ha dedicado al comercio y hace 10 años estableció una pequeña pulpería donde vende productos de la canasta básica familiar como arroz, azúcar, manteca, condimentos, harina, jugos, churros, especies, productos enlatados, refrescos, pan, café y otros. Además genera otros ingresos vendiendo ropa y calzado por pedidos. Doña María ha obtenido 14 préstamos con este que solicita actualmente, el cual es por 15,000 lempiras y lo va invertir en compra de más producto para la pulpería y compra de ropa y calzado. Ella quiere tener productos en inventario para satisfacer a los clientes. Su sueño es ver más surtido su negocio para atender mejor a sus clientes y aumentar las ventas.

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
  • 77
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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 $775 helped Maria Orfilia to buy food products, including: rice, beans, sugar, flour, salt, coffee, bread, drinks, chips, and canned goods, and also to buy clothing and shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014