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Doña Gladis is 57 years old and a single mother of two children. She lives with two grandchildren in the town of Negrito, Yoro.

For the past three years, Gladis has been selling bedspreads, handmade hair clips, earrings, bracelets, gold chains, costume jewelry, and silver. She decided to request her second loan in the amount of 11,000 HNL. The money will be used to restock her business with more merchandise so that she can offer variety to her customers. Her dream is to be independent and to build a house of her own.

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Doña Gladis, tiene 57 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene dos hijos y vive en el municipio del negrito, Yoro con sus dos nietos. Ella lleva tres años de dedicarse a la venta de edredones, colas para cabello hechos manualmente, aretes, pulseras cadenas de oro, fantasía y plata. Ella ha decidido solicitar un segundo préstamo por 11,000 lempiras para surtir más el negocio de mercadería y poder ofrecer variedad a sus clientes. Su sueño es ser independiente y lograr construir su propia 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
  • 38
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,977,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Gladis to buy bedspreads, jewelry, and materials for making handmade hair clips.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014