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Maria Eulalia
María, 61, is a single mother who lives with her daughter and a granddaughter in a village in the municipality of Choloma, Cortes. She has always worked as a merchant. For several years she sold all kinds of clothing, sandals and shoes, and also made and sold achiote (red spice) and coconuts. She has a mini-market where she sells pastries, soft drinks, bread and sweets.

María has requested several loan through the institution for her businesses and currently she is requesting 20,000 HNL to buy seasonal goods and food products such as bread, churros (doughnuts), cookies and soft drinks for her store to take advantge of the season. Her plan is to improve her income and have a better lifestyle.
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Doña María, tiene 61 años de edad, es madre soltera, vive con una hija y una nieta en una aldea del municipio de Choloma, Cortes. Ella siempre se ha dedicado al comercio. Lleva muchos años de vender ropa de toda clase, sandalias, zapatos, también elabora y vende achiote, cocos, tiene una mini pulpería donde vende churros, refrescos, pan y dulces. Ya ha solicitado varios prestamos con la institución para sus actividades, actualmente solicita uno por 20,000 Lempiras para surtir su negocio con mercadería de temporada y productos alimenticios como pan, churros, galletas, refrescos, para su pulpería, y aprovechar la temporada. Tiene como plan mejorar los ingresos y tener un nivel de vida mejor.

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.


About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,863,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Eulalia to buy seasonal goods for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 4, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2014