Elvin lives in Choluteca, Honduras with his wife and two children. For the past three years, he has run a small general store to earn a living. Elvin has requested a loan of Lps. 12,000 to purchase merchandise for his store. In his free time, Elvin raises chickens and pigs.
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.
A loan of $650 helped Elvin David to purchase snacks, candy, soft drinks, fruits, vegetables, condiments, lard, cooking oil, eggs, bread, household cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene products to sell.