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Sra. Juan O. is 60 years old and lives in the San Miguel neighborhood of the city of Tegucigalpa. He has been selling condiments for 14 years. Many of his neighbors are regular customers. Juan also sells in places outside of Tegucigalpa such as Lamani, Curaren, San Isidro, and other villages. He also receives large orders from convenience stores, grocery stores, and cafeterias. His sales are made on a wholesale basis and at retail.

Juan lives with his wife and son, who are a big help to him. They all work selling his products and together they make a great team. Juan is requesting this loan to buy a car for when he travels to different locations promoting his products so that people will leave their houses to come buy them. In addition, he will buy a quintal (46 kg.) of spices such as cinnamon, MSG, curry, annatto, etc. This loan will ensure the success of his business and his family.

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el sr. Juan O. tiene 60 años de edad, vive en la colonia San Miguel de la ciudad de Tegucigalpa, el se dedica a la venta de condimentos, tiene 14 años de dedicarse a este tipo de actividad. muchos de sus vecinos son clientes fijos, tambien sale a vender a lugares fuera de Tegucigalpa, como ser Lamani, Curaren, San Isidro y varios caserios.
tambien vende su producto por pedidos grandes en diferentes mercaditos, pulperias y cafeterias.
hace ventas al por mayor y al detalle.
el es casado, vive con su esposa y su hijo quien es de gran ayuda para el, ya que salen a vender su producto juntos, son un buen equipo.
Juan necesita el credito para comprar un auto parlante para cuando este pasando por los lugares vaya promocionando sus productos y asi las personas salgan de sus casas para comprarle.
tambien va a comprar un quintal de especias, canela, saborina, curri, achiote, etc.
el necesita el credito para salir adelante con su negocio y su familia.

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
  • 83
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,845,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Juan purchase a car, a megaphone, and spices to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2009
Dec 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010