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Gersenia Malesca
Gersenia is 41 years old and a single mother with three children. She lives in a suburban neighborhood of San Pedro Sula.

Thirteen years ago, she started her own grocery business where she sells basic household products such as meat, basic grains, vegetables, donuts, canned goods, soft drinks, sugar, flour, and other items. Gersenia also sells miscellaneous goods and school supplies. This business serves as a source of income for sustaining her family.

Gersenia decided to invest a loan of 15,000 HNL in the purchase of food products to restock her business. Part of the loan will also be used to cover her children’s school expenses. Her future plans include acquiring a vehicle for her work and making improvements to her home.

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Gersenia, tiene 41 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene 3 hijos, vive en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula. Hace 13 años que ella inicio su propio negocio de pulpería donde vende productos de la canasta básica familiar como carnes, granos básicos, verduras, churros, productos enlatados, refrescos, azúcar, harina, etc. También vende productos de achinería y útiles escolares. Este negocio es su fuente de ingresos de donde sostiene a su familia. Ha decidido invertir un préstamo por 15,000 Lempiras para comprar productos alimenticios y surtir el negocio, y con una parte cubrir gastos de estudio de sus hijos. Su plan a futuro es llegar a tener su vehículo de trabajo y hacerle mejoras a 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
  • 41
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,863,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Gersenia Malesca to buy food products for her store and to pay her children's school expenses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014