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Sr. Alejandro is 57 years old, in a common-law marriage, and only has one child who is still a dependent. His other children are married and have their own households. Alejandro is a farmer who grows coffee and other crops.

Don Alejandro will use this loan to buy a solar panel system so that he can have light in his home without having to use candles or firewood since they can be harmful to one’s health and the environment. He has been using candles to light his home his entire life. Alejandro believes purchasing a solar panel system will change the lifestyle of himself and his family. They have longed for this for quite some time.

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el sr. Alejandro tiene 57 años de edad, vive en unión libre y en estos momentos solo un hijo depende de el, sus demas hijos ya se casaron y han formado nuevos hogares, Alejandro se dedica a la Caficultura y Agricultura.
Don Alejandro utilizara el credito para comprar un sistema solar y así dejar de alumbrarse con candiles y ocote, mismos que son dañinos para la salud y el ambiente, con candiles se a alumbrado su casa por toda su vida, él piensa que con la compra del sistema solar cambiara su manera de vida y la de su familia que es lo que han anhelado por muchos tiempos.

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This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

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
  • 82
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,845,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Alejandro to purchase a solar panel system.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2011
Nov 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012