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Elizabet is 33 years old and lives with her common-law husband and four children in the municipality of Choloma, Cortes. She is involved in two business activities: she sews clothing and also sells used clothing. She has been doing these things for ten years in order to generate income.

In order to run her business she has taken out several loans, and is currently seeking her fifth loan. She will use the 4,500 lempiras in order to purchase used clothing to sell during the upcoming Christmas season. Her plan is to increase her earnings so that she can improve her standard of living.
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Elizabet, tiene 33 años de edad, vive en unión libre con su conyugue con quien tiene 4 hijos y reside en el municipio de Choloma, Cortes. Elizabet, realiza dos actividades, una es que confecciona ropa de vestir y otra es que vende ropa usada, lleva 10 años realizando estas actividades para la generación de ingresos. Para mantener el negocio a solicitado varios prestamos y actualmente solicita el quinto ciclo que es por 4,500 Lempiras, con el cual va comprar ropa usada clasificada para vender en esta temporada navideña. Su plan es incrementar las ganancias para tener un mejor nivel de vida.

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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
  • 54
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,870,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Elizabet to purchase used clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2013
Dec 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015