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Maria Saturdina
Maria, 53 years old and single, has been dedicated for 11 years now to selling new clothes. She lives in the home of a family member with her 2 grandchildren, in the community of Agua Fria in southern Honduras. In her business she sells clothing for men, women and children.

Maria needs the requested loan to buy children's clothing, underwear, pants, shirts, and blouses. Now that Children's Day is approaching, she has various orders from her customers and that is why she is approaching Prisma for a loan of 13,000 [Lempiras] in refinancing. With the help of the loan, Maria intends to forge ahead, investing in her business, since she is a single woman who receives no help from anyone. She hopes to get ahead with the help of the loans Prisma offers.

Maria's goal is to make her business grow and to sell more each day, in order to improve her quality of life and build her own house.
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La señora Maria de 53 años de edad, es soltera se dedica desde hace 11 años a vender ropa nueva, vive en casa de un familiar con sus dos nietos en una comunidad de agua fría al sur de Honduras, en su negocio ella vende ropa para hombre, mujeres y niños.
Doña María el préstamo que solicita lo necesita para comprar ropa para niños, ropa interior, pantalones, camisas y blusas. Ya que se acerca la época del día del niño y tiene varios pedidos de sus clientes es por tal razón que solicita a prisma este crédito de 13,000.00 en refinanciamiento. Con el apoyo de este préstamo ella pretende salir adelante y suplir la necesidad de financiamiento para su negocio, ya que ella es una mujer sola que no tiene apoyo de nadie y quiere salir adelante con el apoyo de estos préstamo que Prisma le otorga.
Doña María sus metas es hacer crecer su negocio y vender cada día más para mejorar su calidad de vida y hacer su casa.
San Lorenzo, Honduras – Agosto 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
  • 36
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Maria Saturdina buy children's clothes, underwear, pants, shirts, and blouses for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013