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Merlin Noel
Merlin is a hardworking young man and has a business of selling soft drinks, natural juices, and bread. For the past four years he has lived with his wife and son in Choluteca, which is in southern Honduras.

Merlin sells juices and soft drinks to various farming businesses in the southern part of Honduras. His business has high demand since the weather in the area is very warm. Merlin conducts his sales at home and by traveling many kilometers by bicycle to visit his customers. The loan he is requesting will be used to buy bread, sugar, and fruits such as tamarind, oranges, blackberries, lemons, and other seasonal produce.

Merlin hopes to grow his business and satisfy the needs of his customers. By offering more variety, he expects to attract many more customers. His dream is to buy a vehicle so that he can travel to more distant locations. He also hopes to give his son a better way of life.

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Merlín es un joven muy trabajador, dedicado a su negocio Venta de refrescos, jugos naturales y pan. Desde hace cuatro años y vive con su esposa y un hijo en Choluteca en el sur de Honduras.
Merlín vende sus jugos y refrescos en varias empresas agrícolas de esta zona sur de Honduras, negocio que es de alta demanda ya que es una zona con un clima muy caluroso.
Merlín hace sus ventas a domicilio desplazándose en su bicicleta y recorriendo muchos kilómetros para visitar a sus clientes. Merlín el préstamo lo necesita para la comprar de pan, azúcar, frutas como tamarindo, naranjas, moras, limones y cualquier otra fruta de temporada.
Merlín espera crecer con su negocio y satisfacer las necesidades de sus clientes ya que con más variedad puede llegar a muchos más clientes.
El sueño de Merlín es comprar un vehículo para poder salir a zonas más distantes y ofrecerle a su hijo una mejor forma de vida

Choluteca, 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
  • 63
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,800,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Merlin Noel to buy bread, sugar, and seasonal fruits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2012
Apr 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012