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Marta Isabel
Marta is 40 years old, married and has two children. She lives in the town of Azacualpa in the department of Santa Barbara. She started her own business 10 years ago in order to earn additional household income. She sells creams, lotions and clothing, such as shirts, blouses, skirts, dresses and other items. She is a street vendor and also sells on order.

She has participated in three loan cycles. Currently she is requesting 17,000 HNL in order to stock her business with merchandise, such as clothing for ladies, gentlemen and children and cosmetics, with the goal of increasing sales. Her dream is to provide a good education for her children and to have a better quality of life.
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Marta, tiene 40 años de edad, esta casada, tiene dos hijos y vive en el municipio de Azacualpa, Santa Barbara. Hace 10 años inicio con su propio negocio para generar otros ingresos a su hogar, vende cremas, lociones, ropa como camisas, blusas, faldas, vestidos y otros. Las ventas las realiza de manera ambulante y por pedidos. Lleva tres ciclos de prestamos, actualmente solicita 17,000 lempiras para surtir su negocio de mercadería como ropa para damas, caballeros y niños y cosméticos con el propósito de aumentar las ventas. Su sueño es darles un buen estudio a sus hijos y tener mejor calidad de vida.

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
  • 49
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Marta Isabel to stock her business with merchandise, such as clothing for ladies, gentlemen and children and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2014
Mar 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015