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Gumercindo is 38 years old. He is married, has three children, and lives in a community in Gracias, Lempira.

Gumercindo earns his living in agriculture, in the production and sale of coffee, specifically. He sells his coffee dried and in parchment [a thin, papery skin still covering the beans after drying, but prior to roasting] in the local market, and he gets a good price for it. He has been in this business for ten years, and throughout that time, it has generated the income that he needs to sustain his family.

Gumercindo has had three consecutive loans with ODEF, and he is requesting this fourth one to buy fertilizer and to pay for laborers to do farm work. This investment will help him to keep his crops free of disease. His plan for the future is to make money to help him give his children an education.
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Gumercindo, tiene 38 años de edad, es casado, tiene tres hijos y vive en una comunidad de Gracias, Lempira.
Gumercindo se dedica a la agricultura, especificamente, a la produccion y venta de cafe. El cual comercializa en pergamino y seco en el mercado local, y se lo pagan a buen precio. tiene diez años dedicado a esta actividad que desde entonces le ha generado los ingresos que ha necesitado para el sostenimiento de su familia.Lleva 3 prestamos consecutivos con Odef, y solicita el cuarto para compra de fertilizante, pago de mano de obra, para la asistencia de la finca.esta inversion le ayudara a mantener sus cultivos libre de plagas. El plan que tiene en el futuro es obtener el capital que le ayude a darle a sus hijos un nivel de educacion.

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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
  • 32
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,985,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Gumercindo to purchase fertilizers and to pay for manual labor to help on the coffee farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 11, 2013
Apr 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014