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Jose Luis
José, 40, is single living in a suburban neighborhood in San Pedro Sula. José used to work in a carpentry shop wherein he acquired much experience manufacturing wood furniture items like chairs, tables, china cabinet, armoires, etc. A year ago he set up his business at home where he manufactures furniture to sell. He has his own established clientele.

He’s decided to request a 7,000 Lempira loan to buy supplies like wood, glue, screws, paint, etc. to manufacture furniture. His objective is to become a furniture maker and earn higher income.
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Jose, tiene 40 años de edad, es soltero, vive en una colonia suburbana de San Pedro Sula. Jose trabajaba en un taller de carpintería donde adquirió mucha experiencia en la elaboración de muebles de madera como sillas, mesas, chineros, roperos etc. Hace un año el estableció su propio negocio en su casa, donde elabora muebles para vender. Ya cuenta con su propia clientela. Ha decidido solicitar un préstamo por 7,000 Lempiras para comprar los materiales como madera, pegamento, tornillos, pinturas etc. Para elaborar los muebles. Su objetivo es llegar a ser un fabricante de muebles y obtener mejores ingresos.

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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
  • 19.2
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Jose Luis to buy supplies to build furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013