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Don Alfonso is 51 years old, married, and lives in the town of Siguatepeque with his wife and their three children. He has always been a farmer and has worked approximately 20 years in this trade.

Alfonso started out selling basic grains, but now he produces coffee in parchment and then sells it to brokers at the local market. He has kept his crops well-maintained as a result of investing several loans. Alfonso is requesting his tenth loan in the amount of 10,000 HNL so that he can buy compost, fertilizers, and pay for weeding and the planting of coffee. This investment will help him to continue improving his farm and obtain better production. His plan is to expand his crop and his production.

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Don Alfonso, tiene 51 años de edad, es casado, vive en el municipio de Siguatepeque junto a su esposa y sus tres hijos. El siempre se ha dedicado a la agricultura, lleva aproximadamente 20 años en ese rubro. Comenzó cultivando granos básicos y ahora produce café en pergamino y lo vende a intermediarios en el mercado local de la zona. El ha mantenido con buena asistencia sus cultivos mediante la inversión de varios préstamos. Actualmente ha solicitado el decimo préstamo el cual es por 10,000 Lempiras para comprar abonos, fertilizantes, limpieza y siembra de café. La inversión le ayudara a seguir mejorando la finca y obtener mayor producción. Su plan es aumentar el cultivo y la producción.

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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
  • 40
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,370,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Alfonso to buy compost, fertilizers, and pay for weeding and the planting of coffee.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 4, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014