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Nimia Elemena
Nimia is 50 years old, married, and has two children. She lives in a suburban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula with her husband and one of her children.

Doña Nimia has owned her convenience store for 10 years. She sells basic household products such as dairy goods, meats, vegetables, bread, snack foods, fruit, canned goods, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, candy, soft drinks, eggs, lard, basic grains, and other items. Nimia started this business after she left her job at a private company and it has done very well. She has an established clientele.

Nimia is requesting a loan of 20,000 HNL so that she can restock her business with more products such as dairy goods, meats, soft drinks, bread, groceries, canned goods, cleaning supplies, and school supplies.

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Nimia, tiene 50 años de edad, esta casada, tiene dos hijos, y vive en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula junto a su esposo y uno de sus hijos. Doña nimia tiene 10 años de tener su propio negocio de pulpería donde vende productos de la canasta básica familiar como ser: productos lácteos, carnes, verduras, pan, churros, frutas, productos enlatados, productos de limpieza, cosméticos, dulces, refrescos, huevos, manteca granos básicos etc. Este negocio lo estableció después de que trabajo en una empresa privada y le ha ido muy bien, tiene su clientela fija. Ella solicita un préstamo por 20,000 lempiras para surtir el negocio de más productos como lácteos, carnes, refrescos, pan, abarrotes, productos enlatados y de limpieza y útiles escolares.

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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
  • 35
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,990,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Nimia Elemena to buy dairy goods, meats, basic grains, vegetables, bread, canned goods, cleaning supplies, and school supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 4, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014