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Jorge De Jesus
Don Jorge, 45, lives with his common-law wife and is a coffee grower. He has much expertise in growing and handling coffee since he learned as a child, working alongside his father until he became independent. Coffee is his main source of income and allows him to cover household expenses.

Jorge plans to use the loan to buy a solar energy panel since there is no electric energy service where he lives. Up until now they have used candles or fire starter wood, but they long to have their own source of safe electricity.
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Don Jorge tiene 45 años de edad, vive en unión libre y se dedica a la caficultura, tiene amplio conocimiento en el cultivo y manejo del café, manifestó que desde niño le enseñaron, trabajaba con su padre hasta que se independizo, él café es la fuente principal de ingresos que percibe, con estos cubre los gastos del hogar.
Don Jorge utilizara el credito para comprar una planta de energia solar, solo se han iluminado con candiles, velas y rajas de ocote, donde él vive no cuentan con el servicio de energía eléctrica y su mayor deseo es tener luz propia y no dañina para la salud.

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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
  • 89
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,205,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Jorge De Jesus to buy a solar energy panel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012