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Heliodoro is 66 years old, married, and currently has six children who are dependent on him. His main business activity is coffee growing. He has been growing coffee for more than 30 years. This business has been a yearly source of income which has enabled him to cover his family expenses.

Heliodoro will use his loan to buy a solar panel so that he can light his house. It has been his wish, and that of his whole family, to be able to enjoy this service. The possibility of having electricity is very remote and he has lit his home with oil lamps, and occasionally candles, his whole life. Thanks to this solar panel, he will be able to improve his quality of life.
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Don Heliodoro tiene 66 años de edad, esta casado y actualmente tiene 6 hijos que dependen de él, su actividad principal es la caficultura, cuenta con más de 30 años en el manejo y cultivo de café, esta actividad ha sido la fuente de ingresos que recibe anualmente para cubrir los gastos familiares.
Don Heliodoro utilizara el credito para comprarse un panel de energia Solar y poder tener iluminada su casa ya que ha sido un deseo de él y de toda su familia poder gozar de este servicio, las posibilidades de que tengan energía eléctrica son bien remotas y toda su vida se ha iluminado con candiles y en ocasiones con velas.
gracias a este panel solar podran mejorar su calidad de vida.

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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
  • 38
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,940,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Heliodoro to buy a solar panel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012