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Mirna Gabriela
Mirna, 21, is married and has a son; she lives with her family in a neighborhood in San Pedro Sula, Cortes. With help from her husband, Mirna opened a food stand where she sells ‘baleadas’ [flour tortillas filled with various ingredients], tortillas with cheese, mixed ‘pupusas’ [filled, grilled corn cakes] and little cakes. This business has been a big help with household expenses since she has her own established clientele.

She’s currently asking for a 6,000 Lempira loan to buy cooking ingredients like rice, string cheese, wheat flour, eggs, beans, rice, ground meat, potatoes, dairy products, etc. to stock her business with the ingredients needed to increase sales and to offer more variety of food items like fried chicken with fried plantain and lunches and also to be able to cook for her customers to order. Her goal is to set up her business in a centrally-located spot in the city and to invest her profits in the purchase of a house.
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Mirna tiene 21 años de edad, es casada, tiene un hijo de y vive con su familia en un colonia de la ciudad de San Pedro Sula Cortes.
Mirna estableció con la ayuda de su esposo un negocio de venta de comida, ofreciendo baleadas, tortillas con quesillo, pupusas mixtas, pastelitos. Con este negocio ella se ha ayudado mucho con los gastos del hogar, y ya tiene su propia clientela.
En la actualidad esta pidiendo un préstamo de 6,000 lempiras para invertir en compra de insumos para la elaboración de las comidas, como maíz, quesillo, harina de trigo, huevos, frijoles, arroz, carne molida, papas, lacteos etc. Para surtir el negocio con los productos necesarios e incrementar sus ventas y poder ofrecer otra variedad de alimento como Pollo frito con tajadas y almuerzos. y atender tambien por pedidos a sus clientes.
La meta es establecer su negocio en un lugar céntrico de la ciudad, así sus ganancias serian invertidas en poder obtener su casa.

Additional Information

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
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,386,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mirna Gabriela to buy cooking ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013