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Rigoberto, age 47, has two children. He lives with his wife and a stepson in the San Luis Comayagua municipality. Rigoberto was abroad for several years. He then returned to be with his family. Six months ago he decided to establish his own business. He established a grocery store to sell food products. He sells sugar, beans, rice, shortening, soap, Pampers, churros, meat, canned goods, over the counter pills, and others.

He wants to use the requested 24,000 lempiras to stock the business. He will do this in order to increase sales and so that the customers will find everything they need in one place. He also wants to use the loan to buy wooden shelves to put out more products to sell. His goal is to manage to survive in the business and to make it grow little by little.
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Rigoberto, tiene 47 años de edad, tiene dos hijos, vive con su esposa y un hijastro en el municipio de San Luis Comayagua. Rigoberto estuvo varios años en el extranjero y luego regreso para estar con su familia y hace 6 meses decidió establecer su propio negocio de pulpería, para vender productos alimenticios. Vende azúcar, frijoles, arroz, manteca, jabón, pampers, churros, carnes, productos enlatados, pastillas y otros. Con el préstamo que ha solicitado por 24,000 Lempiras, quiere surtir el negocio para incrementar las ventas y que los clientes encuentren de todo lo necesario en un solo lugar, también del préstamo quiere comprar estantes de madera para colocar más producto para vender. Pues su meta es lograr sobrevivir con el negocio y hacer que crezca poco a poco.

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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
  • 83
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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 $1,225 helped Rigoberto to buy food products, cleaning products, and wooden shelving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Feb 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015