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Maria Santos
Maria lives in the southern part of Honduras. She is an honest and hardworking person who has her own business selling fine perfumes. She lives with her daughter and her husband, and they support her in her business.

Maria has been doing this work in the place where she lives for 10 years. She sells from place to place, because she has a lot of customers in schools and banking centers, as well as customers in the various neighborhoods of the city. She distributes her products every week.

Maria needs a loan to buy lotions, deodorants, creams, shampoo, hair coloring, pants, T-shirts, bathing suits and shirts. With this loan, she hopes to increase her sales and fill every order made by her customers, allowing her to generate more income and have a better quality of life.

In the future, Maria plans to grow her business each day. She also plans to build some rooms to rent out so that she could have a better quality of life with her family.

Choluteca, Honduras - March 2012
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Doña María vive en la zona sur de honduras, es una persona honrada y luchadora, dedicada a su negocio propio que es venta de perfumería fina , junto con ella vive su hija y su esposo quienes la respalda en su negocio.
Doña María se dedica a esta actividad desde hace 10 años en el lugar donde reside. su negocio lo hace de manera ambulante, ya que tiene mucha clientela en colegios, centros bancarios como también clientes en barrios y colonias de la ciudad, a los cuales les distribuye sus producto todas las semanas.
El crédito Doña María lo necesita para la comprar lociones, desodorante, cremas, shampoo, tintes, pantalones, camisetas, calzonetas, camisas. el impacto que espera con el crédito, es incrementar sus ventas y así de esta manera satisfacer cada pedido que le hacen sus clientes, y generarse mejores ingresos para tener una vida mejor.
los planes a futuro de Doña María es crecer día a día en su negocio, como también hacer unos cuartos de alquiler para tener una mejor calidad de vida ella y su familia.
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
  • 84
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,816,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Maria Santos to buy lotions, deodorants, creams, shampoo, hair coloring, pants, T-shirts, bathing suits and shirts for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2012
May 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012