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Petrona, 44, is married and has 4 children. She lives in her own house located in the village of San Lorenzo in the south of Honduras.
Petrona sells seafood, like fish, shrimp, vegetables and salt. She is requesting this loan to buy sand, cement and gravel because the back part of her house is a little deteriorated; she will use the loan to improve her quality of life as the house is one of the most important assets her family has.
Petrona’s business has her selling her products from her car, with the help of her husband, in places like Nacaome and its surroundings. This loan will have a great impact on her life as her house is her family’s shelter.
Petrona dreams that her business provides her with enough income to make her house bigger and more beautiful so her family can enjoy it.
San Lorenzo, Honduras – March 2012
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La señora petrona de 44 años, tiene 4 hijos es casada y vive en su propia casa ubicada en una aldea de San Lorenzo al sur de Honduras.
Doña Petrona su negocio es la venta de mariscos como ser pescado, camarones, verduras y sal. Ella solicita el préstamo para compra de arena, cemento y grava ya que su casa esta un poco deteriorada por la parte de atrás y con el préstamo desea mejorar su condición de vida ya que su casa es uno de sus patrimonios más importantes para ella y su familia.
El negocio de Doña Petrona es vender en su carro con la ayuda de su esposo los productos en los lugares de Nacaome, y sus alrededores, el impacto de este préstamo es muy grande para ella ya que su casa le da el abrigo a ella y su familia
Doña Petrona sueña que su negocio le de ingresos para hacer su casa mas grande y bonita para que su familia la disfrute.
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
  • 33
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Petrona buy sand, cement and gravel to repair her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2012
May 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013