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Minelda Aricela
Minelda is a young woman of 28 who lives with her two children and husband in the community of El Tular in Nacaome in the south of Honduras. She earns her living as a street vendor selling clothing in the neighbourhoods and towns of San Lorenzo and Nacaome, a job she's had for some time now.

Minelda is seeking a loan of 20,000 lempiras which she needs to buy underwear and bundles of secondhand clothing from North America. With the money she earns she hopes to increase her working capital and continue improving her standard of living. As well she wishes to fulfill her dream of owning a house and to expand her business.
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La joven Minelda de 28 años de edad, vive con sus dos hijos y su esposo en la aldea el Tular en Nacaome al sur de Honduras, dedicándose desde hace ya vario tiempo a la ambulante de Ropa en los barrios y colonia de San Lorenzo y Nacaome.
Minelda el préstamo que esta solicitando es de 20,000.00 lempiras, y lo necesita para comprar ropa interior, y ropa americana (Fardos), con las ganancias de este préstamo ella pretende seguir aumentando su capital de trabajo y seguir mejorando su condición de vida.
Con apoyo del préstamo Minelda desea lograr su objetivo de llegar a tener su propia casa que es su sueño y seguir luchando para crecer en su negocio.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Junio 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
  • 92
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,206,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Minelda Aricela to buy underwear and bundles of secondhand clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013