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Calixto is 43 years old, married, and has two children. He lives in a neighborhood in the town of Taulabe, Comayagua.

Don Calixto has been a farmer for 10 years. He grows coffee and sells it in cans with its parchment at the local market. Calixto has been able to keep his farm in good condition by investing several loans from ODEF. The loan he is currently requesting is his 15th transaction and amounts to 3,000 HNL. He will invest it in the purchase of compost and will also pay for labor to have his coffee farm cleared. All of his loans have helped him to maintain a good crop as well as increase his production for the next season. His plan is to see his two children, who are living at home, finish their education.

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Calixto, tiene 43 años de edad, casado, tiene dos hijos, vive en una aldea del municipio de Taulabe, Comayagua. Don Calixto tiene 10 años de dedicarse a la agricultura, el cultiva café y lo vende en pergamino y por latas en el mercado local. El ha mantenido su finca en buen estado mediante la inversión de varios prestamos con ODEF, el préstamo que solicita actualmente es el numero 15 y es por 3,000 Lempiras, el cual lo invertirá en la compra de abono y pago de limpieza a la finca de café. Todos los préstamos le han ayudado a mantener buenas cosechas, al igual que esta inversión le ayudara a incrementar mas la producción en la próxima cosecha. Su plan es terminar de educar a sus últimos dos hijos que tiene en 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
  • 44
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,371,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Calixto to buy compost and pay for labor to clear his coffee farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013