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Maria Marta

Update on Maria Marta

Maria is 62 years old, single, and lives with a grandchild in the municipality of Masica, Atlántida. Previously, she worked raising pigs and selling clothing. At the moment, she decided to sell used clothing for women, men, and children, and shoes for women. She runs the business from her home and it is going well. She has asked for a third loan cycle for 15,000 lempiras to purchase used clothing for women, men and children, and shoes for stock and to sell, so she can increase her profits. Her goal is to help her grandchild get ahead and to maintain her business.
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Doña Maria, tiene 62 años de edad, esta soltera, ella vive junto a un nieto en el municipio de la Masica, Atlántida. Anteriormente se dedicaba a la cría de cerdos y venta de ropa. actualmente decidió por vender ropa usada para damas, caballeros y niños y calzado para damas. El negocio lo realiza desde su casa y le esta yendo bien. Ha solicitado el tercer ciclo de préstamo por 15,000 lempiras para comprar ropa usada para damas, caballeros y niños y calzado para surtir y vender y así poder aumentar las ganancias. Su meta es sacar adelante a su nieto y mantener el negocio.

Previous Loan Details

Doña Maria is 61 years old and a single mother. She lives with her grandson in the town of Masica, Atlántida. Maria has always engaged in the retail trade. She started out selling clothing and shoes. A year ago she decided to buy, fatten, and sell pigs. She also butchers them and sells t... More from Maria Marta's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 49
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maria Marta to buy used clothing for women, men and children, and shoes for stock and to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2014
May 31, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015