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Marcelina, age 56, is a single mother with no dependents. She lives with her elderly mother. Her house is in the city of Nacaome in the southern part of Honduras. Every day she goes to the Nacaome market and surrounding areas to sell plastic products, clothes and shoes.

Marcelina is requesting 10,000 lempiras to buy shoes and underwear. With the support of the loan she will invest more in her business, and she will have better income.

Marcelina’s dream is to continue working and improving her business. She also dreams of improving her house.

San Lorenzo, Honduras – August, 2012.
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La señora Marcelina de 56 años de edad, es madre soltera no tiene dependientes, vive con su madre que ya esta bastante mayor, su casa esta ubicada en la cuidad de Nacaome, en la parte sur de Honduras, en donde todo los días sale al mercado y a lugares aledaños a vender sus productos plásticos, ropa y calzado en el mercado de Nacaome.
Doña Marcelina esta solicitando 10,000.00 lempiras para compra de zapato y ropa interior. Con el apoyo del préstamo ella invertirá más en su negocio y tendrá mejores ganancias.
Doña Marcelina su sueño es seguir trabajando y mejorando su negocio y también mejorar su casa.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Agosto 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
  • 83
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,194,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Marcelina to buy shoes and underwear for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 4, 2012
Sep 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013