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Catalina, 31, is a single mother living with her sister and two children in the municipality of Santa Rita, Yoro. She’s been selling corn tortillas and food like fried chicken with fried bananas, filled flour tortillas, fried pork chops and meat turnovers to order for three years.

She’s asking for a 21,000 Lempira loan to pay off an outstanding loan she has with another institution so that she can be solvent and will use the other part to invest in the business. She will buy ingredients like corn to make tortillas and meats, vegetables, green plantain, lard and condiments to prepare her dishes and earn higher profits. Her goal is to continue providing schooling for her children until they graduate.
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Catalina, tiene 31 años de edad, es medre soltera y vive con su hermana y sus dos hijos en el municipio de Santa Rita, Yoro. Tiene 3 años de tener la venta de tortillas de maíz y venta de comida como ser pollo frito con tajadas, baleadas, chuleta frita y pastelitos rellenos con carne para vender según encargos. El préstamo que solicita es por 21,000 Lempiras y lo utilizara para cancelar un saldo de préstamo que tiene con otra institución para quedar solvente y con la otra parte necesita invertir en el negocio, comprara los insumos como maíz para elaborar tortillas y carnes, vegetales, bananos verdes, manteca, condimentos para la elaboración de comidas y poder obtener mayor ganancia. Su meta es seguir dándole los estudios a sus hijos hasta que se gradúen.

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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
  • 63
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,995,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Catalina to buy ingredients, tortillas and to pay an outstanding loan.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014