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Valentina is 53 years old and works selling everyday products. It wasn't too long ago that she started her business, which she opens from Monday through Sunday, and early on Saturdays. She makes and sells doughnuts, which she sells in grocery stores and to her neighbors. Her daughters help her with the business since twice a week she goes to the market to buy groceries and basic grains.

Valentina is very nice and you can tell that she likes what she does very much. She is hardworking and tries to make sure she has a high-quality product.

She will use the loan to buy groceries and basic grains.

Thanks to her business and her husband's support, Valentina has been able to educate her children and make improvements to her home.
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La señora Valentina tiene 53 años de edad y se dedica a la venta de productos de consumo diario, tiene poco tiempo de haber iniciado con su negocio, el cual lo abre de lunes a domingo y los sabados temprano elabora y vende Donas, las que vende en las pulperías y a sus vecinos, sus hijas le ayudan con el negocio ya que va dos veces por semana al mercado para la compra de abarroteria y granos basicos, doña Valentina es muy amable y se nota que le gusta mucho lo que hace, es trabajadora y trata que su producto sea de buena calidad. el credito lo utilizara para la compra de abarroteria y granos basicos.
gracias a su negocio y al apoyo que le brinda su esposo ha logrado educar a sus hijas y hacerle mejoras a su vivienda.

Additional Information

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
  • 83
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,845,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Valentina to buy rice, beans, coffee, sugar, salt, eggs, lard, oil, margarine, and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 2, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012