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Leonardo is 25 years old and married. He lives with his wife in a suburban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula. For three years Leonardo has been selling merchandise like disposable razors, superglue, tooth brushes, school glue, batteries, and other items.

He used to work as a bus driver, but he decided to establish his own business. He sells in an itinerant manner, and he distributes the products by the case and by the dozen.

He wants to use the requested loan for 7000 lempiras to stock his inventory. He will buy products like disposable razors, superglue, and other items that he needs to keep in stock. His plan is to establish the business in a fixed location in his house. He is grateful for the support that was given.
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Leonardo, de 25 años de edad, esta casado y vive con su esposa en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula. Leonardo lleva 3 años de dedicarse a vender mercadería como es la prestobarba, superglu, yilet, cepillos dentales, resistolito, baterías, y otra achinería. El anteriormente trabajaba como motorista de buses y decidió establecer su propio negocio. Vende en forma ambulante. Distribuye el producto por cajas y por docenas. Con el préstamo que solicita que es por 7000 lempiras, quiere surtir su inventario de productos como presto barba, superglu y otra achineria que necesita para mantener surtido. Su plan es establecer el negocio en un local fijo en su casa. Agradece el apoyo brindado.

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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
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,868,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Leonardo to buy cases of disposable razors, superglue, and other items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Feb 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013