Carmentina lives in the town of Danli in southern Honduras where she has made a living for the last 18 years by selling clothing and women’s cosmetics. She is a returning client and has maintained a punctual payment history. Carmentina is requesting a loan of Lps. 10,000 with which to purchase merchandise.
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.