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Nimia is 47 years old, married, has two children, and lives in a town located in the municipality of San Pedro Sula, Cortes. In the past, she made a living selling bread and tamales, a traditional stuffed-corn dish. 12 years ago, she set up her own grocery store selling foodstuffs such as meat, sausages, churros, basic grains, fizzy drinks, and other items.

She has kept her business on an even keel through the investment of various loans with ODEF. The loan of 8,000 Lempiras she is requesting at the moment will be her eleventh. She will use it to buy goods such as basic grains, sugar, bread, fizzy drinks, churros, cleaning products, and groceries to stock her shop. Her plan is to achieve her goal of making her business a big grocery store.
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Nimia, tiene 47 años de edad, esta casada, tiene dos hijos y vive en una aldea que pertenece al municipio de San Pedro Sula. Cortes. Anteriormente ella se dedicaba a la venta de pan y tamales. Hace 12 años se dedica a su propio negocio de pulpería donde vende productos alimenticios como ser carnes, embutidos, churros, granos básicos, refrescos etc. Ella ha mantenido estable su negocio mediante la inversión de varios préstamos con ODEF. El préstamo actual que ha solicitado es el numero doce y es por 8,000 Lempiras, con el cual va comprar productos alimenticios como granos básicos, azúcar, pan, refrescos, churros, productos de limpieza y abarrotes y poder surtir la pulpería. Su plan es lograr el objetivo de llegar hacer abarrotería grande su negocio.

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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
  • 77
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Nimia to buy basic household foodstuffs such as basic grains, sugar, flour, bread, fizzy drinks, churros, and other provisions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014