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Maria Sabina
Maria, 35, and her husband have two children. They live in the rural town of Choloma, Cortes. Maria has a corner grocery where she sells everyday products such as grains, soft drinks, sugar, butter, pasta, toiletries, canned goods, dairy products, snacks, etc. She has borrowed for the business before and this loan for 25,000 lempiras will be her ninth from the bank. She will use it to stock her business with rice, sugar, churros, eggs, butter, milk, soft drinks and snacks. Her goal is to increase her inventory and, in turn, her sales. For the future, she wants a full stock of merchandise for the store and the opportunity for her children to finish school.
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Maria tiene 35 años de edad, esta casada, vive en el municipio de Choloma, Cortes, junto a su esposo y sus dos hijos. Ella tiene establecido su propio negocio de una pulpería donde vende productos alimenticios como granos básicos, refrescos, azúcar, manteca, pastas, productos de aseo, embutidos, lácteos, churros, dulces, etc. Ya ha solicitado varios prestamos para el negocio, con el actual es el noveno ciclo y es por 25,000 lempiras, para surtir de mas productos como arroz, azúcar, churros, huevos, manteca, leche, refrescos, especias, y golosinas. Su propósito es aumentar el inventario y sus ventas. Ella sueña con que sus hijos se gradúen y tener su negocio surtido.

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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
  • 36
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,990,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Maria Sabina to stock her grocery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 18, 2013
Dec 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015