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Maria Jose Lina
Doña Maria is 49 years old, married, and has four children. She lives in Santa Cruz de Yojoa. For the past 10 years, Doña Maria has managed her own business of selling merchandise such as clothing, shoes, sandals, and other items. The business is in her home, but she also conducts sales as a traveling vendor. She has established customers and is doing very well with her sales.

Maria is a repeat client of ODEF. She is requesting a loan of 10,500 HNL so that she can buy merchandise, such as sandals and new clothing to restock her business. Having a variety of products in her inventory will increase her sales. Her plan is to grow her business and keep it active because it is the source of income for her family.

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Doña Maria tiene 49 años de edad, casada, tiene 4 hijos y vive en Santa Cruz de Yojoa. Hace 10 año que doña Maria ha puesto su propio negocio de venta de mercadería, vende ropa, zapatos, sandalias,etc. Este negocio lo tiene en su casa y tambien hace sus ventas de manera ambulante ya tiene sus clientes fijos y le va muy bien con las ventas.Ella es cliente consecutiva de Odef. Con el préstamo que solicita por 10,500 lempiras va comprar mercadería como sandalias, y ropa nueva para surtir el negocio, ya que teniendo su inventario con variedad de productos va incrementar las ventas. Su plan es que el negocio crezca y se mantenga activo porque es una fuente de ingresos de la familia.

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
  • 79
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maria Jose Lina to buy new clothing and sandals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013