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Doña Alba is 69 years old and has two children. She lives with her husband and a grandson in the town of Quimistán, Santa Bárbara.

Alba has been earning her own income for the past 10 years by selling clothes, belts, wallets, and shoes. Her business is situated in a space at the market. Alba has maintained a stable business by investing several loans. She is currently requesting another loan in the amount of 20,000 HNL. Alba will use the money to buy trousers, shirts, blouses, socks, shorts, and shoes to sell so that she can generate income.

She plans to continue growing as a businesswoman so that she can provide a better life for her family.
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Doña Alba, tiene 69 años de edad, tiene dos hijos, vive con su esposo y un nieto en el municipio de Quimistán, Santa Bárbara. Tiene su propia fuente de ingresos desde hace 10 años, vende ropa, fajas, carteras y zapatos. Este negocio lo tiene en un local del mercado. Ha mantenido estable su negocio mediante la inversión de varios prestamos, actualmente solicita otro por 20,000 Lempiras con el cual va comprar pantalones, camisas, blusas, calcetas, short y zapatos para vender y generar ingresos. Ella tiene planes de seguir creciendo como comerciante, y darle una mejor vida a su familia.

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
  • 78
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Alba to buy trousers, shirts, blouses, socks, shorts, and shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2014
Jun 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2015