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Marlin Suyapa
Marlín is 31 years old, married, and has two children. She lives in a neighborhood in the town of Quimistán, Santa Bárbara.

Marlín has always enjoyed the retail trade. For more than five years, she has been selling foods such as “baleadas” (a flour tortilla filled with beans, cheese, sour cream, and other ingredients), pickled vegetables, “ticucos” (cornmeal combined with beans, similar to tamales), and pastries filled with meat and rice. She sells her products as a street vendor on the edge of a road that leads to the western part of the country. There is a great deal of traffic flow.

Marlín has decided to requested her fifth loan in the amount of 25,000 HNL in order to buy more supplies for making her dishes such as cornmeal, wheat flour, lard, beans, rice, condiments, vegetables, and other necessary ingredients. Her dream is to continue growing in her business and to always be with her family. She would also like to open a new grocery store.

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Marlín, tiene 31 años de edad, es casada, tiene dos hijos, vive en un aladea del municipio de Quimistán, Santa Bárbara. Marlin siempre le ha gustado el comercio, hace mas de 5 años se ha dedicado a la venta de comidas como baleadas (tortilla de harina rellena con frijoles, queso, crema etc.), encurtidos de vegetales, ticucos (hecho de harina de maíz condimentada relleno de frijoles) y pastelitos rellenos con carne y arroz. Ella vende su producto de manera ambulante a orilla de la carretera hacia el occidente del país donde hay mucha circulación de vehículos. Ha decidido solicitar un quinto ciclo de préstamo por 25,000 Lempiras para comprar más insumos para la elaboración de alimentos como es harina de maíz, harina de trigo, manteca, frijoles, arroz, condimentos, vegetales, y otros ingredientes necesarios. Su sueño es seguir creciendo con el negocio y estar siempre con su familia y poder establecer de nuevo una pulpería.

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
  • 54
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,870,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Marlin Suyapa to buy cornmeal, wheat flour, lard, beans, rice, condiments, vegetables, and other necessary ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
May 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014