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Antonia, 39, is a single mother, has two children and lives in the municipality of Tela, Atlántida. She has had her own grocery store for six years where she sells rice, beans, soda, churros, toiletries, sugar, dairy products, lunchmeat, condiments, etc. This business is her source of income and in order to maintain it she has decided to apply for a loan for 10,000 Lempiras.

She is going to invest it in the purchase of more products like chicken, basic grains, lunchmeat, dairy products and soda. In this manner she will be able to have variety in her business. Her plan is to continue helping her daughter, including giving her a complete education, and to be able to grow with the business.
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Antonia, tiene 39 años de edad, es madre soltera, tiene dos hijos y vive en el municipio de Tela, Atlántida. Ella lleva 6 años de tener su propia pulpería donde vende arroz, frijoles, refrescos, churos, productos de aseo, azúcar, lácteos, embutidos, condimentos, etc. Este negocio es su fuente de ingresos y para mantenerlo activo ha decidido solicitar un préstamo que es por 10,000 Lempiras y lo va invertir en la compra de más productos como ser carne de pollo, granos básicos, embutidos, lácteos y refrescos, y así poder tener el negocio surtido. Su plan es seguir ayudando a su hija hasta darle la educación completa y poder crecer con el negocio.

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
  • 38
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,976,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Antonia to buy chicken, basic grains, lunchmeat, dairy products and soda to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014