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42 year old Floridalma is a single mother of 7 children and lives with three of them in a village that is part of Entrada, in the Copan area. Previously, she sold natural medicines. But, 3 years ago, she decided to open a grocery store to sell foods such as rice, sugar, eggs, bread, salt, butter, sodas, churros, flour, pasta, and vegetables. She has requested a loan of $625 to supply her store with food products and to offer her customers some variety. Her goal is to have a big store to support her children.
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Floridalma, tiene 42 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene 7 hijos y vive con tres de ellos en una aldea que pertenece a la Entrada, Copan. Anteriormente ella vendía medicinas naturales, pero hace tres años decidió por establecer una pulpería para vender productos alimenticios como arroz, azúcar, huevos, pan, sal, manteca, refrescos, churros, harina, pastas y verduras. Ha solicitado un préstamo de 12,000 lempiras para surtir el negocio de productos alimenticios y ofrecer variedad a sus clientes. Su meta es lograr tener un negocio grande para sacar a sus hijos adelante.

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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
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,881,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Floridalma to supply her store with products such as rice, sugar, sodas, butter, meat, churros, vegetables and other groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014