Luisa lives in Choluteca, Honduras, where she raises and sells pigs for a living. In addition to raising pigs, Luisa also mills corn to make extra income. She gets up at 5 each morning to open the mill and attend to her pigs. Luisa is requesting a loan of 10,000 lempiras to purchase pigs as well as parts for her corn mill.
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.