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Maria Cristina
María is 37 years old and lives with her partner and her mother in the town of San Rafael Lempira. She worked in a factory previously and eight years ago she decided to open her own store where she sells new and used clothing, pants, shirts, blouses, diverse wares, and school supplies. Her goal is to increase her inventory and thus obtain better sales. Her plan is to supply her business and to grow her customer base. With her income she hopes to improve her quality of life and be economically stable.
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María, tiene 37 años de edad, vive en unión libre con su pareja y reside junto a su madre en el municipio de San Rafael Lempira. Ella trabajo en una maquila anteriormente y hace 8 años decidió por tener su propia actividad de negocio donde vende ropa nueva y usada, pantalones, camisas, blusas, achinería y útiles escolares. Esta solicitando 20,000 Lempiras para surtir de ropa nueva y usada como Jeans, vestidos, camisetas, productos de achinería y útiles escolares, con el propósito de incrementar el inventario y obtener mejores ganancias. Su plan es surtir y crecer en clientes, y con los ingresos tener mejor condición de vida y tener solvencia económica.

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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
  • 53
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,873,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Cristina to supply new and used clothing like Jeans, dresses, t-shirts, and various wares and school supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014