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Leandro, age 42, is married and has six children. He lives in a village in the Intibucá department. Leandro has worked in farming his whole life.

He has been growing corn, beans, and potatoes for over 15 years. He sells this production at the local market. He has invested several loans in his crops by providing the crops with good care.

He is now requesting his eleventh loan, and it is for 15,000 lempiras. He will use the loan to buy potato seeds and manure. He will also pay for the labor to plant and maintain these crops. His objective is to give greater care to the crops to increase his production volume in order to improve his income.
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Leandro, tiene 42 años de edad, casado, tiene 6 hijos y vive en una aldea que pertenece al departamento de Intibucá. Leandro toda su vida la ha dedicado a la agricultura, lleva más de 15 años de cultivar maíz, frijoles y papas. Esta producción la vende en el mercado local. El ha invertido varios prestamos en los cultivos, dándoles buena asistencia, actualmente esta solicitando el onceavo préstamo que es por 15,000 lempiras, con el cual va comprar semillas de papas, abonos y va pagar mano de obra para siembra y mantenimiento de estos cultivos. Su objetivo es darle una mejor asistencia para incrementar el volumen de producción para mejorar los ingresos.

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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
  • 38
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,990,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Leandro to buy seeds and manure and to pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 1, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014