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Martha, 42, lives with her three minor children in a house she’s rented for more than 12 years located in the community of San Lorenzo in south Honduras. She’s been making and selling tortillas for the last 8 years.

Martha is asking for a loan for the third time because she wants to buy a machine to make tortillas because she’s tired of making so many tortillas in an artisanal way. Because of this she needs a loan to move ahead with her shop and to rest a bit with help from this machine. Productivity will be higher as well as profits too since she wants to be able to supply more customers to have higher profits.

Her dream is to continue improving and to have a house of her own.

San Lorenzo, Honduras-June, 2012
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La señora Martha de 42 años de edad, vive con sus tres hijos menores en la casa donde ella renta por más de 12 años ubicada en la comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 8 años al negocio de la elaboración y venta de tortillas.
Doña Martha esta solicitando el préstamo ya por tercera vez por que quiere comprarse una maquina para elaborar tortillas ya que esta cansada de tanto hacer tortillas de manera artesanal, es por tal razón que necesita el préstamo para salir adelante con su taller y descansar un poco con la ayuda de esta maquina y por ende la productividad será mayor y sus ganancias igual ya que desea atender mas clientes para tener mayores utilidades.
El sueño de Doña Martha es seguir mejorando y tener su propia casa.
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
  • 87
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,845,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Martha to buy a tortilla making machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012