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Maria Vicenta
María is 36 years old and in a common-law relationship with her husband. They have four children and live in a neighborhood in the town of Choloma, Cortes.

Six years ago, María established her own grocery business where she sells a variety of household products such as rice, beans, sugar, bread, chips, soft drinks, sweets, lard, pasta, paper, soap, and other items. She decided to request her second loan from ODEF in the amount of 20,000 HNL so that she can restock her business, as well as increase her sales and her income. María will buy sugar, rice, beans, chips, soft drinks, lard, bread, eggs, and other products. Her plan is to grow her business so that she can have a better life with her family.

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María, tiene 36 años de edad, vive en unión libre con su conyugue, tiene 4 hijos y vive en una aldea del municipio de Choloma, Cortes. María, tiene 6 años de haber establecido su propio negocio de pulpería, donde vende variedad de productos de la canasta básica familiar como ser, arroz, frijoles, azúcar, pan, churros, refrescos, dulces, manteca, pastas, papel, jabón etc. Ha decidido solicitar un segundo préstamo a ODEF por 20,000 Lempiras para surtir el negocio e incrementar las ventas y los ingresos. Comprara azúcar, arroz, frijoles, churros, refrescos, manteca, pan, huevos, etc. Su plan es crecer con el negocio para tener una mejor vida con su familia.

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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
  • 79
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Maria Vicenta to buy sugar, rice, beans, chips, soft drinks, lard, bread, eggs, and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014