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Bessy Marlen
Bessy lives in Choluteca, Honduras, with her husband and two children. She sells freshly made tamales as well as clothing for a living and travels throughout her village selling her wares. Bessy is requesting a loan of 12,000 lempiras to purchase ingredients for preparing tamales as well as clothing. In her free time, Bessy enjoys attending church.

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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.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 85
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,841,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Bessy Marlen to purchase corn, chicken, pork, rice, carrots, green beans, banana leaves, shirts, pants, blouses and skirts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012