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Iris Esperanza
Señora Iris is 32 years old. She is the mother of four dependent children. Her husband lives in the United States, since he went in search of his American dream to help his family economically. She has her own house and has been working for six months in a business where she sells tortillas and candies. It is located in the community of San Lorenzo, in the south of Honduras.

Doña Iris is applying for the loan of 15,000 lempiras to buy materials such as cement, sand, gravel, and rods to build a sink in her home and to buy firewood and corn to prepare tortillas.

With the help of this loan, Doña Iris wants to cover her need for financing to complete her projects. Her dream is to have a good house so that her children will be well.

San Lorenzo, Honduras, August, 2012
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La señora Iris de 32 años de edad, es madre de 4 hijos que dependen de ella, su esposo vive en los Estados Unidos ya que fue en busca del sueño americano para ayudar económicamente a su familia, ella tiene casa propia y se dedica desde hace 6 años al negocio de venta de tortillas, golosinas, esta ubicada en la comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras.
Doña Iris esta solicitando el préstamo de 15,000.00 lempiras para comprar materiales como cemento, arena, grava y varillas para construir una pila en su casa, y comprar leña y maíz para elaborar las tortillas.
Doña Iris con el apoyo de este préstamo desea suplir la necesidad de financiamiento que ella necesita para llevar a cabo sus proyectos.
Doña Iris su sueño es tener una buena casa para que sus hijos estén bien.
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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,845,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Iris Esperanza to buy cement, sand, gravel, and rods to build a sink and firewood and corn to prepare tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 4, 2012
Sep 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013