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Benita is 49 years old, married, and has two children. She lives in the town of Potrerillos, Cortes.

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.

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Benita, tiene 49 años de edad, casada, tiene dos hijos, vive en el municipio de potrerillos, cortes. Benita anteriormente se dedicaba a la venta de tortillas y hace 7 años inicio vendiendo ropa. Vende camisas pantalones y calcetas. ademas vende calzado tambien por pedidos. El negocio lo realiza en su casa y tiene su clientela establecida. El prestamo que ha solicitado es por 4,500 Lempiras y lo va invertir en la compra de ropa como camisas y pantalones para mantener surtido su negocio. El objetivo es hacer crecer el negocio y el número de clientes, ya que su meta es tener un puesto de venta en el mercado de la comunidad cercana y en un futuro quiere dejarlo como un patrimonio para sus hijos. Agradece mucho a ODEF y a Kiva por confiar en ella.

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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
  • 82
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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 $250 helped Benita to buy shirts and trousers to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 29, 2012
Jan 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013