Iris is a single mother with one child who lives in Choluteca, Honduras. She makes a living by selling candies and homemade cheese from out of her home. She gets up at 6 am each morning to make cheese and attend to clients. Iris is requesting a loan of LPS 5,000 to purchase candy as well as milk for making cheese. In her spare time, she enjoys attending church.
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.