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Maria Dolores
María, 42, is single due to widowhood. She lives in the municipality of Villanueva, Cortes, with her two children. She’s always been a businesswoman. She’s had a food and snack stall for ten years. She sells lunches, breakfasts, ‘baleadas’ [flour tortilla filled with eggs, cheese and beans], tacos, turnovers, soft-drinks, packaged snacks, cookies, etc.

She’s invested two previous loans and is currently asking for 15,000 Lempiras to buy ingredients like meat, condiments, flour, rice and vegetables to make the food and also to buy soft-drinks to sell aiming at increasing sales. Her plan is to stay in business to support and educate her children.
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Doña María, tiene 42 años de edad, es soltera por viudez, vive en el municipio de Villanueva, Cortes junto a sus dos hijos. Siempre se ha dedicado al negocio. Lleva 10 años de tener su negocio de venta de comidas y golosinas, vende almuerzos, desayunos, baleadas, tacos, pastelitos, refrescos, churros, galletas etc. Ella ha invertido ya dos prestamos anteriores, el actual que solicita es por 15,000 Lempiras y los va invertir en la compra de insumos para la elaboración de comidas como ser carnes, condimentos, harina, arroz, verduras, y también refrescos para vender, con el propósito de aumentar sus ventas. El plan que tiene es seguir con el negocio para la manutención y la educación de sus hijos.

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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
  • 50
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,382,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Maria Dolores to buy ingredients to make food and soft-drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 11, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2014