Helmer lives in the Choluteca region of Honduras, where he has operated a small convenience shop for the last 10 years. His business has enjoyed modest success over the years due to its strategic location in an area with high foot traffic. Helmer is requesting a loan of Lps.15,000 with which to buy merchandise for his store. He is very grateful to Prisma for their support and hopes to continue growing his business.
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.