Willian lives in a small village in the Choluteca region of Honduras with his four small children. He has been operating a small convenience store out of his home for the past 15 years, getting up at 5:00 a.m. every morning to attend to customers. Willian is a returning client and is requesting a loan of Lps. 20,000 to buy more general merchandise for his store. In his free time on weekends, he likes to attend church.
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.