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Hilda Maria
Hilda, 57, has been making tortillas to sell for 12 years. She likes her customers to consume freshly made tortillas so she makes them three times a day. Her activity starts at 5am so that she can be ready when her customers come to buy at 7am. Then she starts at 11am and her last production is at 5 in the afternoon every day of the week.

Hilda buys Maseca [brand of corn flour] Wednesdays and Saturdays. Her sales are steady since her customers come by her house. The business generates good daily income thanks to which she’s able to support her son who lives with her and who due to vision problems has been unable to find employment.

Hilda is asking for a loan to buy products to sell like lard, toilet paper, oil, flour, sugar and soft-drinks among others to once again offer to her customers because she had to stop selling them a few months back because of problems in the zone.

Hilda dreams with being able to open her grocery store once again and hopes that Prisma will be able to support her. She needs another part of the money to build a bathroom for better living conditions.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras – March, 2012
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La señora Hilda tiene 57 año de edad, ella se dedica desde hace doce años a la elaboración y venta de tortillas, le gusta que sus clientes consuman fresca sus tortillas por eso las elabora tres veces al día, su actividad comienza a partir de las 5:00 AM para que a las 7:00 de la mañana sus clientes lleguen a comprarle, luego empieza a las 11:00 AM y su ultima producción es a la 5:00 de la tarde todos los días de la semana.
Doña Hilda compra la Maseca los días miércoles y Sábado, sus ventas son fijas ya que sus clientes la visitan en su casa de habitación, este negocio le genera sus ingresos diarios, gracias a eso ella puede mantener a su hijo quien vive con ella y que por problemas en la vista no ha logrado conseguir empleo.
Doña Hilda esta solicitando el crédito para la compra de productos para la venta como manteca, papel higiénico, aceite, harina, azúcar, refrescos entre otros para volver poder ofrecerle a sus clientes ya que meses anteriores tuvo que dejar de vender por problemas en la zona.
Doña Hilda sueña con poder abrir su pulpería nuevamente y espera que PRISMA pueda apoyarle, otra parte del dinero la necesita para la construcción de un baño para tener mejores condiciones de vida.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras – Marzo 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
  • 62
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,801,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Hilda Maria to buy lard, toilet paper, oil, flour, sugar and soft-drinks, among others for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2012
Apr 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012