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Merlin Maricela
Merlin, 46, is single due to widowhood. She has five children in her care and she lives in the municipality of San Francisco, Atlántida. She started a business raising and selling cattle and pigs. Six years ago she opened a small grocery store to earn extra income to support her family. She sells lard, flour, sugar, coffee, bread, salt, beans, condiments, soft-drinks and others. She also raises pigs to sell.

She’s decided to request a 10,000 Lempira loan to stock the store with more basic staple items like basic grains, dairy products, soft-drinks, packaged snacks, lard, sugar, cleaning supplies, etc. to meet customer demand. Her plan is that the business grows and to be able to give her children quality of life.
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Merlin, tiene 46 años de edad, es soltera por viudez, tiene a su cargo 5 hijos con quienes vive en el municipio de San Francisco, Atlántida. Ella inicio su negocio de cría y venta de ganado y cerdos. Hace 6 años estableció una pequeña pulpería para obtener otros ingresos para el sostenimiento familiar. vende manteca, harina, azucar, cafe, pan, sal, frijoles, condimentos, refrescos y otros, tambien tiene cria de cerdes para vender.Ha decidido solicitar un préstamo por 10,000 lempiras para surtir la pulpería con más productos de consumo diario como granos básicos, lácteos, refrescos, churros, manteca, azúcar, productos de limpieza etc. para satisfacer la demanda de los clientes. su plan es que el negocio crezca y poderle dar calidad de vida a sus hijos.

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
  • 79
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Merlin Maricela to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2013
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014