Ermisenda lives in Danli, Honduras where she has operated a small convenience shop for the last 18 years. She has managed to grow her business over time and now employs two individuals to help at the store. Nonetheless, she is in need of a Lps. 20,000 loan to purchase additional merchandise such as: meats, cheeses, fruit, vegetables, snacks, milk, soft drinks, basic grains, cornmeal, salt, butter, cooking oil, basic household cleaning products, and personal hygiene products.
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.