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Nueva Jerusalen Group
In this Group: Maria Emerita, Maria Albertina, Ma. Susana, Juan Angel, Maria Soledad, Jose Andres, Rafael Leonardo, Quirian Ondina, Simona, Faustino, Moises, Alejandro, Alejandro , Macario, Jose Marcos
María is 32 years old and a single mother with three dependent children. She resides in Lempira along with her children and her mother. For the past 12 years, María has been cultivating coffee on her own land. Whatever she produces is sold locally with the pulp already removed. She is requesting her second loan as part of a group. Her portion amounts to 8,500 HNL and will be used to buy eight bags of compost so that she can fertilizer her coffee crops and improve production. Her plan is to provide for her children’s education and to improve their living conditions.

This group is called Nueva Jerusalén (New Jerusalem), which consists of 15 members who engage in farming activities and live in the same community. The amount of the group loan totals 120,500 HNL and will be used to buy compost and fertilizers for their coffee farms.

The photo shows the members as follows (in the back, starting on the left):
• Alejandro is wearing a dark brown and white striped shirt.
• Moisés is wearing a red checkered shirt.
• Alejandro is wearing a dark gray shirt.
• Rafael is wearing a blue shirt.
• Jose is wearing a yellow T-shirt.
• Jose Marcos is wearing a T-shirt with tan stripes.
• Faustino is wearing a white T-shirt.
• Macario is wearing a light gray striped shirt.
• Juan is wearing a dark blue T-shirt with light blue stripes.

(In the front, starting on the left):
• María Soledad is wearing a light green blouse and a denim skirt.
• Ma. Susana is wearing a salmon-colored dress.
• María Albertina is wearing a gray blouse and has a purse.
• María Emérita is wearing a brown blouse with stripes in the middle.
• Quirian is wearing a printed blouse.
• Simona is wearing a fuchsia dress.
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María, tiene 32 años de edad, es madre soltera y tiene tres hijos a su cargo, reside en la iguala Lempira con sus hijos y su madre. Tiene doce años de dedicarse a cultivar sus propias parcelas de café. Esta producción es vendida en la zona ya despulpado el café. Ella solicita un segundo préstamo en forma grupal, el cual es por 8,500 lempiras para comprar 8 bolsas de abono para fertilizar su parcela de café, y poder mejorar la producción. Su plan es darles educación a sus hijos y mejorar la condición de vida.
El grupo se llama Nueva Jerusalén, esta integrado por 15 personas, que se dedican a realizar actividades agrícolas y viven en la misma comunidad. El monto total del grupo es por 120,500 lempiras para comprar abonos y fertilizar sus fincas de café.
En la foto están: atrás al lado izquierdo Alejandro de camiseta a rayas color café y blanco, sigue Moisés camisa cuadriculada con rojo, Alejandro con camisa gris oscuro, Rafael con camisa celeste, Jose con camiseta amarilla, Jose marcos con camiseta café claro a rayas, Faustino camiseta blanca, Macario camisa rayada color gris claro, Juan camiseta azul oscuro con rayas celeste a la derecha, al frente a la izquierda esta María soledad blusa verde claro y falda jeans, Ma. Susana vestido salmón, María Albertina blusa gris y cartera, Maria Emérita blusa café con rayas de centro, Quirian blusa estampada y Simona vestido fucsia a la derecha.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.


About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,864,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Nueva Jerusalen Group's $5,750 loan helped a member to buy eight bags of compost for her coffee crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 27, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015