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Lourdes Maria
Mrs. Lourdes L. is a single mother of two children and lives in the Oriental neighborhood in Danli, El Paraiso.

Doña Lourdes has a business of selling food and sweets such as enchiladas, chilaquiles, baleadas, tortillas with cheese, catrachitas, yucca with pork cracklings, tacos, bottled beverages and natural water. Doña Lourdes has a year in this business and it should be noted that during this time she has efficiently managed it.

The place where her business is located is good for this type of activity since it is the only stand at the establishment where the offices of the Department of Natural Resources of the city of Danli are located, also a place where the offices of SAG, Senasa, Pralebah, Proheco and the District Office of Education are housed. The majority of her customers are the employees of these institutions, and many of the employees buy food on credit and pay her when they get their paychecks.
She also has customers from rural areas or people visiting these offices. which have a fair amount of traffic by people that live near the city center.

Doña Lourdes will use the loan to buy necessary supplies for the making of the various dishes that she sells at her business.

With increased sales. she hopes to invest her income in the payment of educational expenses and support of her children.
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La Sra. Lourdes L. es madre soltera, tiene dos hijos y reside en el Barrio Oriental en Danli, El Paraiso.

Doña Lourdes se dedica al comercio y su actividad principal es la venta de comidas y golosinas como ser: enchiladas, chilaquiles, baleadas, tortillas con quesillo, catrachitas, yuca con chicharron, tacos, refresco de botellas y agua natural. Doña Lourdes tiene un año de haber iniciado con este tipo de negocio y es notable que durante este tiempo lo ha sabido administrar eficientemente.

El lugar donde se encuentra ubicado su negocio es muy apto para este tipo de actividad ya que es la única caseta que funciona dentro del establecimiento donde estan las oficinas de Recursos Naturales, de la ciudad de Danlí, lugar donde también se encuentran las Oficinas de la SAG, SENASA, PRALEBAH, PROHECO y la Dirección Distrital de Educación. La mayoría de sus clientes son empleados de las instituciones antes descritas, y muchos empleados consumen los alimentos al crédito y le pagan cuando reciben sus respectivos salarios.
Cabe mencionar que también tiene clientes de las zonas rurales o personas que visitan estas oficinas ya que son oficinas de bastante trámite para las personas que viven cerca del casco urbano.

Doña Lourdes utilizara el credito para comprar los insumos necesarios para la fabricacion de los diferentes platos que ofrece en su negocio.

Con mayores ventas, ella espera invertir las ganancias obtenidas para pagar los gastos estudiantiles y crianza de sus hijos.

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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,225,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Lourdes Maria purchase of beverages, water, tortillas, beans, cheese, oil, beef, lard, salt, condiments, butter, corn flour, yucca, pork cracklings and salsa.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 17, 2010
Listed
Jul 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011