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Helen Eloisa
Helen, 38, is a single mother; she has a son and lives with her son and her grandmother in a neighborhood in San Pedro Sula. Helen used to have a grocery store but 7 months ago decided to start selling fast-food like fried chicken with fried plantain slices, ‘pupusas’ [filled grilled corn cakes], ‘baleadas’ [filled flour tortillas], tacos, etc. This business is also home-based. She will use the 10,000 Lempira loan she’s requested to buy chicken, potatoes, flour, oil, green plantain, condiments, etc. to make the food with the objective of increasing her sales. Her goal is to open a new business and that her son graduates from university.
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Helen, tiene 38 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene 1 hijo y vive con su hijo y su abuela en un Barrio de San Pedro Sula. Helen tenia una pulpería anteriormente, pero hace 7 meses decidió establecer un negocio de comidas rápidas como pollo frito con tajadas, pupusas, baleadas, tacos etc. Este negocio también lo tiene en su casa. Con el préstamo de 10,000 lempiras que a solicitado va comprar pollo, papas, harina, aceite, bananos verdes, condimentos etc.para la elaboracion de comidas Con el objetivo de aumentar sus ventas. Su meta es abrir un nuevo negocio y lograr que su hijo se gradúe de la universidad.

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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
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,382,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Helen Eloisa to buy chicken, potatoes, flour, oil, green plantain, condiments, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014