Benita previously sold tortillas, but seven years ago she started selling clothes. She sells shirts, trousers, and socks. In addition, she sells shoes upon request. Benita operates her business out of her home and has an established clientele.
The loan she is requesting is in the amount of 4,500 HNL and will be invested in the purchase of clothing, such as shirts and trousers, so that she can maintain the inventory of her business. Her objective is to grow her business and increase the number of customers. She also has a goal of opening a vending stall at the market in the community nearby so that she can leave an inheritance for her children in the future. Benita is very grateful to ODEF and Kiva for trusting her.
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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