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Maria Emelda
Mrs. Maria Emelda is 45 years old, is a widow and has two children that are in high school. Maria sells popular consumer products. She has a grocery store that she has had for twelve years. Maria needs a loan to buy merchandise in order to have a greater variety of items in her store. She told us that it is difficult to get ahead with her children now that she doesn’t have the support of her husband that died. This is a difficult situation for her but with will and the desire to succeed she will be able to move forward with her family.
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la sra. Maria Emelda C. A. tiene 45 años de edad, es viuda y tiene a cargo dos hijos los cuales estan en el colegio, Maria se dedica a la venta de productos de consumo popular, tiene una pulperia, tiene unos 12 años de tener su negocio.
Maria necesita el credito para poder comprar mas mercaderia y asi tener surtida su pulperia, nos comento que se le ha hecho dificil salir sola adelante con sus hijos ya que ella no tiene ningun apoyo ya que su esposo se murio.
esta situacion a sido dificil para ella, pero con fuerza de voluntad y con muchas ganas de superacion a podido salir adelante con su hogar.

Additional Information

Prisma Honduras, S.A.

This loan is administered by Prisma Honduras. Prisma is one of Kiva's first field partners in Central America and has funded over 2,500 entrepreneurs through Kiva since 2008. Prisma funds smaller than average loans for micro-entrepreneurs to help them grow businesses in urban and rural areas. To improve living conditions in Honduras, the organization strives to empower women who lack access to traditional financial services, and promotes solar panels to deliver clean, affordable electricity to rural areas. Through its four branches in southern and central Honduras, Prisma provides access to financial products to some of the poorest and most isolated communities in the country.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 84
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,841,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maria Emelda to buy drinks, juice, milk, cheese, butter, eggs, beans, rice, sugar, coffee, cookies, donuts, salsas, chillies, toilet paper and aspirin.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010