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Erlinda, age 56, is married and has three children. She lives with her husband and one of their children in a suburban neighborhood in San Pedro Sula.

She has been selling second-hand American clothes for ten years. She sells in an itinerant manner in her area and in the surrounding areas. She sells used clothes like blouses, shirts, pants, skirts, t-shirts, and underwear. She has always worked in commerce. She previously had a grocery store, and she also sold merchandise.

She has decided to request a loan for 5,000 lempiras. She will use the loan to buy clothes to stock up. She will also use it to fill pending orders that she has.

Her goal for the future is to come to have a fixed location. She wants to well establish her business in a spot that is in the center of the city. She is grateful for the opportunity of the loan.
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Erlinda, tiene 56 años de edad, es casada, tiene 3 hijos y vive en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula junto a su esposo, y uno de los hijos. Ella tiene 10 años de tener su propio negocio de venta de ropa americana clasificada (ropa de segunda mano), su venta la realiza de manera ambulante en su zona y a sus alrededores. La ropa es usada pero clasificada, vende blusas, camisas, pantalones, faldas, camisetas y ropa interior. Siempre se ha dedicado al comercio, anteriormente tenia una pulpería y también vendía mercadería. Ha decidido solicitar un préstamo por 5,000 Lempiras para comprar ropa para surtir y aprovechar cumplir con los compromisos que tiene pendientes. Su meta a futuro es llegar a tener un local fijo y establecer bien su negocio en un lugar céntrico a la ciudad. Se muestra agradecida por la oportunidad crediticia.

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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
  • 49
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Erlinda to buy used clothes for stock and to fill pending orders.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013