Jose lives in Choluteca, Honduras, with his wife and two children. For the past seven years, he has run a small restaurant near the border with El Salvador where he prepares and sells local fare. His two sons attend school during the day and help their father run the business in their spare time.
Jose is requesting a 10,000 HNL loan to purchase chicken, pork, beef, rice, beans, plantains, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, onions and condiments that he will use to prepare and sell food.
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.