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Hans Buchanan

Update on Hans Buchanan

Hans Buchanan, 46, is married and has a daughter. He lives in one of the villages of the Lopez Arellano sector in Choloma, Cortes. Hans has a pizza business at home that he and his wife have been running for four years, working all day. He uses his bicycle to sell and makes home deliveries. Pizza has a good sales volume in the area since it can be eaten at any time of the day. He has a good customer base among the school children in the area who eat pizza for afternoon snack.

Hans is requesting a loan, his third, in the amount of 9,000 HNL, to buy pizza ingredients. The main item will be flour, which he will buy wholesale in order to save money. He will also buy shortening, sauce, etc. His goal is to have a pizza shop one day and expand his business to help his daughter with her education.
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Hans Buchanan, tiene 46 años de edad, casado , tiene 1 hija, vive en una aldea del sector Lopez Arellano, Choloma, Cortes. El señor Hans, tiene un negocio de venta de pizza cacera, que las prepara junto con su esposa en casa, desde hace 4 años tiene este negocio al que le dedica todo el dia. Su venta es ambulante, entrega a domicilio y por pedidos, las distribuye en una bicicleta, la pizza se vende bastante en la zona, ya que se consume a cualquier hora. Ha establecido buena clientela con los niños de las escuelas de la zona quienes las comen como merienda. Esta solicitando un tercer préstamo por 9,000 lempiras para abastecerse de ingredientes que utiliza para la elaboración de pizzas, principalmente la harina que la compra al por mayor porque sale barato y se ahorra dinero, tambien va comprar manteca,salsina etc. Su sueño es llegar a tener un local fijo donde vender pizzas, y crecer en el negocio para ayudar a su hija con los estudios.

Previous Loan Details

Hans Buchanan is 45 years old and has been married for nine years. He has a nine-year-old daughter and lives in a neighborhood in the Lopez Arellano section of Choloma, Cortes. Sr. Hans has a business selling handmade pizzas that he and his wife prepare from their home. He has been in bus... More from Hans Buchanan's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,864,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Hans Buchanan to buy goods such as flour, shortening, sauce and other pizza ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015