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Maria Petrona
Maria is 33 years old and single. She lives with her mother in a neighborhood in the town of Choloma, Cortes. From the time she was a young woman, Maria has worked in retail. She sells pillows, cushions, furniture covers, and curtains.

Maria buys and sells her products from her home and by taking orders. She has obtained several loans in order to maintain her business. Maria has had eight loans to date. The loan is in the amount of 5,000 HNL and will be used to buy more pillows, covers, and curtains to sell so that she can expand her business. Her plan is to improve her family’s standard of living.
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Maria, tiene 33 años de edad, es soltera, vive con su madre en una aldea que pertenece al municipio de Choloma, Cortes. Desde muy joven se ha dedicado al comercio, vende almohadas, cojines, forros de muebles y cortinas. Ella compra y vende los productos y los revende en su casa o por pedidos. Ha obtenido varios prestamos para mantener esta actividad, con el actual son 8 ciclos. El préstamo es por 5,000 Lempiras con el cual va comprar mas almohadas, forros y cortinas para vender y poder ampliar el negocio. Su plan es mejorar el nivel de vida con su familia.

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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
  • 79
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Maria Petrona to buy more pillows, covers, and curtains to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2014
Mar 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2014