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El Puente Group
In this Group: Gloria Alejandrina, Reina Isabel , Dilcia Marina, Iris Jackeline
The El Puente (The Bridge) Group is composed of 4 very hard-working women with much desire to advance their businesses and their families. Details concerning their different activities follow:

Gloria sells sweets from her store, located in her home. She has done this for more than 2 years. The business generates income and she has a very reliable clientèle, since she is at a strategic location, on one of the most frequented routes of the municipality of Las Trojes. Gloria is the mother of 2 school-age children who study at the local primary school. Her husband raises cattle and the zone is very apt for that activity. In this form, they mutually contribute to the home. Gloria's loan will be used to buy primary materials to make her sweets and thus, to satisfy client demands.

Reina is a merchant, selling milk products for more than a year from her store, located in her home. She sells both wholesale and retail. Generally, Saturdays are the best day for sales. She buys her milk products from vendors who come from dairies in this sector that will generate her greatest profits. Reina's loan will be used to buy more products, since she lacks sufficient capital to satisfy customer demand. Her loan will be used to buy merchandise for her general store.

Dilcia is a merchant with a general store that sells ice cream (in cones), located in her home in Barrio El Jazmín, municipality of Las Trojes, for more than 8 years. Concerning selling ice cream cones, her husband also distributes them on foot in different neighborhoods and towns around the municipality in this form. Dilcia and her husband help each other in order to satisfy family obligations and comply with their obligations.

Iris makes and sells tortillas, and has done this for more than 3 years. The majority of her production is by contract, which permits her to have clients year-round. In this manner, she contributes, along with her husband, to household expenses. Her husband is a bricklayer. With the income they earn through these activities they mutually contribute. Iris' loan will be utilized to buy firewood, corn, lime, and water.
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el grupo el Puente esta integrado por 4 mujeres muy trabajadoras y con muchas ganas de salir adelante con sus negocios y con sus familias, a continuacion se detallan las diferentes actividades que ellas realizan:

la sra. Gloria Alejandrina V. se dedica a la venta de golosinas, su negocio esta ubicado en su casa de habitación, dicha actividad tiene más de 2 años de realizarla, con esta actividad a generado ingresos, tiene muy buena clientela ya que esta ubicada en un lugar estratégico en una de las entradas de mayor transito del municipio de Las Trojes.
Gloria es madre de 2 hijos los cuales estan en edad escolar y estudian en la escuela primaria de su localidad y su esposo se dedica a la Ganadería ya que esta zona es muy apta para esta actividad y de esta forma se ayudan mutuamente en el hogar, el credito lo utilizara para la compra de materia prima para realizar sus golosinas y así satisfacer la demanda de sus clientes

la sra. Reina Isabel M. G. se dedica al comercio, vende productos lácteos desde hace mas de 1 año. su negocio esta ubicado en su casa de habitación, sus ventas las realiza al por menor y mayor.
Generalmente los días sábados de cada semana es el dia de mayor venta, el producto lácteo lo compra a los vendedores que vienen de las ganaderías que se ubican en ese sector lo que le genera mayor rentabilidad.

El credito lo utilizara para la compra de mas producto ya que no cuenta con el capital suficiente para satisfacer la demanda de sus clientes.



la sra Dilcia Marina N. R. se dedica al comercio, cuenta con una pulpería y venta de helados (conos y ice creams) ubicada en su casa de habitación en el Barrio El Jazmín del municipio de Las Trojes desde hace mas de 8 años.
En cuanto a la venta de conos su esposo también los distribuye de forma ambulante en los diferentes barrios y colonias y aldeas cercanas al municipio y de esta forma La Sra. Dilcia N. y su esposo se apoyan mutuamente para satisfacer las obligaciones familiares y cumplir con los compromisos que tienen.

el credito lo utilizara para comprar mercaderia para su pulperia.


la Sra. Iris Jackeline H. se dedica a elaboración y venta de tortillas, actividad que tiene más de 3 años de realizar, la mayor parte del producto que ella vende es por contrato lo que le permite tener clientes todo el año y de esta forma contribuye a su esposo con los gastos del hogar , su esposo se dedica a la albañilería, con los ingresos que obtienen de estas actividades se apoyan mutuamente.
el credito lo utilizara para comprar leña, maiz, cal y agua.

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.

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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,141,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Puente Group's $1,600 loan helped a member bUYING MILK PRODUCTS, GROCERIES, INCLUDING MEAT AND VEGETABLES, AND BASIC NECESSETIES TO MAKE AND SELL GOODS SUCH AS SWEETS AND TORTILLAS.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 2, 2010
Listed
Aug 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 15, 2011