Norma lives in San Lorenzo, Honduras, with her husband. She operates a small shop out of her home, selling shrimp, dairy products and basic groceries.
Twice a week Norma leaves the shop in the care of her daughter-in-law while she travels around neighboring villages selling shrimp and dairy products.
Norma is requesting a loan of HNL 5,000 to purchase a bulk quantity of shrimp.
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.