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Maria Ester
María is 35 years old and a widow with 5 children. She lives in the municipality of Nueva Frontera together with four of her children. She has worked in coffee cultivation and two years ago she decided to establish a grocery store to obtain more income. In the grocery store she sells salt, bread, sugar, vegetables, basic grains, soft drinks, snacks, etc. She has decided to request a loan for 12,000 lempiras (HNL) to buy products that she doesn’t currently have like basic grains, churros (fried pastries), soft drinks, vegetables and other things. Her goal is to increase her earnings and her business.
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María, tiene 35 años de edad, es soltera por viudez, tiene 5 hijos, vive en el municipio de Nueva Frontera junto a cuatro de sus hijos. Ella se ha dedicado al cultivo de café y hace dos años decidió establecer una pulpería para obtener más ingresos. En la pulpería vende sal, pan, azúcar, verduras, granos básicos, refrescos, golosinas, etc. Ha decidido solicitar un préstamo por 12,000 lempiras para comprar productos que no tiene actualmente como granos básicos, churros, refrescos, verduras y otros. Su meta es incrementar las ganancias y su negocio.

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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
  • 53
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,870,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Maria Ester to buy products like basic grains, churros (fried pastries), soft drinks, vegetables and other things to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
May 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2014