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Clisanta, 63, is a single mother with eight children, three of them dependent on her. Clisanta lives in San Lorenzo, Valle, where she sells merchandise with the help of one of her daughters.

Clisanta's business is selling used clothing for children and adults. She also goes out on foot to various places in San Lorenzo to sell.

She is requesting 15,000 lempiras (HNL) to buy five bundles of clothing from the United States and plastic goods, because she wants to make her business bigger and in this way have more profits to continue supporting her daughter, who also is a single mother with three children. Clisanta wants to support her children to build the house where her children and grandchildren can grow up.

Clisanta is very much a fighter, and with her effort she has been able to get ahead alone and support her children. She is a great example for many people who admire her.

San Lorenzo, Honduras--March 2012
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La señora Clisanta, de 63 años de edad es madre soltera con 8 hijos tres de ellos dependen de ella, Doña Clisanta vive en San Lorenzo, Valle, en donde vende la mercadería con la ayuda de una de sus hija.
El negocio de Doña Clisanta es la venta de ropa usada clasificada para uso de niños y adultos, también sale a vender ambulante a varios lugares de San Lorenzo
Esta solicitando 15,000.00 lempiras para la compra de 5 paquetes de ropa americana y artículos plásticos, ya que desea hacer más grande su negocio y de esa manera tener mas ganancias y así seguir apoyando a su hija que también es madre soltera con tres hijos, Doña Clisanta desea apoyar a sus hijos para construir la casa en donde pueda crecer a sus tres hijos y nietos.
Doña Clisanta es una persona muy luchadora y con su esfuerzo a podido salir adelante sola y mantener a sus hijos, es un gran ejemplo para muchas personas que le admiran.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Marzo del 2012

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
  • 89
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,205,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Clisanta to buy five bundles of clothing from the United States and plastic goods for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012