Alva lives in Danli, Honduras, where she earns a living by preparing and selling homemade baked goods. She has run this small business for the last 12 years, and primarily bakes bread as well as a local snack called rosquilla.
Alva is a returning client and has a punctual payment history on her previous loans. She is currently requesting a loan of 14,000 Honduran lempiras (LPS) to purchase ingredients for cooking.
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.