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Maria Santos
Sra. María is a 49-year-old single mother. She is married, but currently separated from her husband. María lives with her daughter and granddaughter. She has four children (ages 32, 30, 28, and 25). María and her daughter live in the neighbor of Valle in southern Honduras. For the past 10 years, she has been selling groceries, soft drinks, water, juices, sandals, and undergarments from her business in Coyolito. Doña María is an enterprising and determined individual who wants to succeed.


She is requesting her third loan from PRISMA in the amount of 6,000 HNL so that she can buy sandals, hats, and swimsuits. Doña María sells these products in her business during the summer season. With her earnings, she intends to pay her loan and improve her house since it lacks flooring. She wants to live in a decent manner. Doña María dreams of whitewashing her house and seeing her daughter have a business of her own.

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La señora María de 49 años de edad, es madre soltera, casada actualmente es separada, vive con una hija y su nieta, ella procreo 4 hijos de edades 32, 30,28 y 25 años, ella y su hija viven en una aldea de Valle al sur de Honduras, dedicándose desde hace 10 años a la venta de abarrotaría, venta de frescos, agua, jugos, sandalias, ropa interior en su negocio ubicado en coyolito, Doña María es una persona emprendedora y muy luchadora con deseo de superarse.
Doña María solicita a PRISMA su tercer préstamo por la cantidad de 6,000.00 lempiras para comprar sandalias, sombreros, y calzonetas que son los productos que se venden en época de verano en la zona que ella tiene el negocio, con las ganancias Doña María pretende pagar su préstamo y mejorar su casa ya que no tiene piso y desea vivir de una manera digna.
Doña María su sueño es repellar su casa y que su hija tenga su propio negocio.
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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $7,989,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Maria Santos to buy sandals, hats, and swimsuits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 31, 2012
Listed
May 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012