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Martha Lidia
Martha is 32 years old, married and has three children with her husband. She lives in the town of Choloma, Cortes. She worked for several years in a factory and then after a period of unemployment, she decided to establish a grocery store where she sells sausages, soft drinks, candy and other products. The business is located in her home for the past two years. She decided to apply for a loan of 15,000 Lempiras to stock more products such as basic grains, soft drinks, churros (fried dough topped with sugar), candy, bagged water, bread, sweets etc. Her goal is to increase sales. She has plans to expand her home to better accommodate her business and help her children finish their schooling.
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Martha tiene 32 años de edad, esta casada y tiene tres hijos con su esposo, reside en el municipio de Choloma, Cortes. Ella trabajo por varios años en una maquiladora y luego que quedo sin empleo decidió establecer una pulpería donde vende embutidos, refrescos, golosinas y otros. El negocio lo tiene en su casa desde hace dos años y ha decidido solicitar un préstamo por 15,000 Lempiras para surtir de mas producto como ser granos básicos, refrescos, churros, dulces, agua en bolsa, pan, dulces etc. su propósito es aumentar las ventas. Ella tiene planes de poder ampliar su casa para acomodad mejor su negocio y que sus hijos terminen de estudiar.

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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 $750 helped Martha Lidia to buy products such as basic grains, bread, water, sausages, soft drinks, candy etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2013
Sep 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014