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Señora Balbina G. is 54 years old and she has a common-law marriage. She had seven children, only four of whom still depend on her as the others have set up their own homes.

Señora Balbina sells baleadas (a wheat-flour tortilla filled with beans and other ingredients), pancakes, osmil (oatmeal), coffee, cereal with milk, rosquillas (ring-shaped pastries) and tamales. She has been selling this food in the town of Langue for a long time. This business has allowed her to support her family for many years. Her greatest wish is for her children to be honorable and professional people.

Señora Balbina needs a loan to buy the ingredients with which to prepare the food she sells. She purchases the ingredients wholesale to increase her income.
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la sra. Balbina G. tiene 54 años de edad, vive en union libre y tuvo 7 hijos de los cuales solo cuatro dependen de ella, ya que los otros ya formamon sus hogares.
Balbina se dedica a la venta de baleadas, panqueques, osmil, café, leche con cereal, rosquillas y tamales. estas comidas tiene mucho tiempo de venderlas en la ciudad de langue; negocio con el cual le a dado el sosten a su familia durante muchos años, su mayor deseo es que sus hijos sean personas honorables y buenos profesionales.
Balbina necesita el credito para poder comprar los ingredientes para la fabricacion de sus comidas, comprandolas al por mayor tiene mejores ganancias.

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
  • 87
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,205,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Balbina to buy wheat flour, firewood, beans, butter, cheese, honey, coffee, milk and oats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2009
Jan 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2010