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Santos Cristobal
Santos Cristóbal, 47, is single and the father of two children. Santos has been a coffee grower for 8 years; he also has two manzanas [Central American unit of land measurement] planted with basic grains (corn and beans). Santos will use the loan to buy his own solar energy panel. He does not have electricity. He works with his family members who live at home and this way the profit from sale of the harvest when it arrives is 100% because he does not have to pay employee salaries.

Santos does not want to use candles for lighting any longer every day; she says they produce respiratory illnesses. Besides, by having light during the night he will be able to do more work while also providing his children with entertainment via television and a sound system. He will also be able to buy a mobile phone to be in communication with other family members who live in the city.
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el sr. Santos Cristobal tiene 47 años de edad, es soltero y es padre de 2 hijos, Santos se dedica a la caficultura desde hace 8 años, también tiene dos manzanas para el cultivo de granos básicos (maiz y frijoles), Santos utilizara el credito para comprar su propio panel de energia solar, no goza del servicio de energía eléctrica; él trabaja junto con sus familiares que viven en el hogar, por lo tanto los ingresos que perciben cuando se llega la cosecha es en un 100% porque no hace pagos a empleados.
Santos ya no quiere alumbrarse con candiles ni candelas todos los dias, dice que producen enfermedades respiratorias, ademas teniendo luz durante las noches podra utilizar mas el tiempo para hacer trabajos y tambien podra darles entretenimiento a sus hijos por medio de television y equipo de sonido, a la vez podra comprar un celular para estar comunicado con sus otros familiares que viven en la ciudad.

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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
  • 72
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,631,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Santos Cristobal to buy a solar panel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 2, 2011
Listed
Nov 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 15, 2012