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Maribel, age 33, is single because she is a widow. She has a daughter and lives in a neighborhood in the town of Taulabe, Comayagua.

Maribel established her own business five years ago. She sells handmade products such as vases, wall decorations, and pots, all made from clay. Maribel also sells wicker baskets and traditional wooden chairs. Her business is located on the edge of the street across from her house.

She has requested two previous loans and her current loan (which is her third) is in the amount of 12,000 HNL. Maribel will invest in the purchase of handmade clay products and wicker baskets. She wants to maintain her inventory of products so that she can increase her earnings. In the future, she wants to repair her house.

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Maribel, tiene 33 años de edad, es soltera por viudez, tiene una hija y vive en una aldea del municipio de Taulabe, Comayagua.
Maribel estableció su propio negocio hace 5 años de venta de productos de artesanía, como jarrones, adornos de pared, masetas, todo de barro, también vende canastas de caña, y sillas de madera típicas. El negocio lo tiene a orilla de la calle enfrente a su casa. Ella ha solicitado dos préstamos anteriores y este actual es el tercer préstamo que es por 12,000 Lempiras, el cual lo invertirá en la compra de artesanías de barro y canastas de caña. Ella quiere mantener producto en inventario para incrementar sus ingresos. En un futuro quiere arreglar su casa.

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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
  • 84
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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 $625 helped Maribel to buy handmade clay products (vases and wall decorations) and wicker baskets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013