Maria lives in the town of Danli where she sells freshly prepared bread for a living. She has many regular customers and sells mainly to local businesses. Maria also takes in seamstress work on the side to earn additional income. Between these two businesses, she has been able to raise her family and send her children to school. Maria is requesting a loan of 8,000 lempiras with which to buy bulk quantities of ingredients for making bread.
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.