Maria De Jesus
Doña María started earning her own income by selling tamales. Three years ago, she began buying clothing, shoes, purses, and other types of merchandise to sell. Her sales are conducted at her house since her customers visit with her there. María has obtained several loans for her business and is currently in her sixth loan cycle.
This loan is in the amount of 20,000 HNL and will be invested in an inventory of blouses, sandals, and purses. This will enable her to offer more products to her customers, increase her sales, and improve her financial standing. Her plans include living better with her family, providing for her children’s education, and improving her business.
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.
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