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Update on Sonia

Sonia, 33, is responsible for her two children. She lives in Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara. She has operated her own business, a grocery shop where she sells basic items, for several years. She offers margarine, sugar, rice, beans, canned goods, sausages, chicken, corn, canned goods, churros, pills, and more.

She has applied for another loan of 15,000 lempiras to buy merchandise and build her customers base. She will buy chicken, sausages, corn, beans, margarine, and other items. Her goal is to grow her business and improve her family's standard of living.
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Sonia, tiene 33 años de edad, tiene a su cargo dos hijos, ella vive en el municipio de Nueva frontera, Santa Bárbara. Hace varios años que ella tiene su propio negocio de una pulpería donde vende productos de la canasta básica familiar. Vende manteca, azúcar, arroz, frijoles, embutidos, carne de pollo, maíz, productos enlatados, churros, pastillas, etc. Ha solicitado otro préstamo que es por 15,000 lempiras, con el cual va surtir más el negocio y aumentar su clientela. Comprara carne de pollo, embutidos, maiz, frijoles, manteca y otros abarrotes. Ella tiene como meta hacer crecer el negocio y mejorar las condiciones de su familia y mejorar el nivel economico.

Previous Loan Details

Sonia, 33, is a single mother; she has two children in her care. She lives in the municipality of Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara. She’s had her own grocery store business for five years now where she sells basic family staple items like lard, sugar, rice, beans, cured meats, chicken, corn, canne... More from Sonia'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

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

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
  • 80
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Sonia to buy merchandise like corn, beans, margarine, meat, canned goods, and other items to sell in her grocery shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014