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Gladis Estela
Gladis is an honest, hardworking, and responsible person. She lives with her husband and their 3 children in a town in southern Honduras. Her business is a hardware store.

Gladis needs the loan to buy cement, wood, tools, and other construction materials for her business. She expects that with the loan her sales will increase since she’ll have more products to cover the needs of her daily customers. The increase in income will allow her to improve her family’s standard of living.

In the future, Gladis hopes to have and improved physical space so that she can sell rebar for construction, which she can’t do at the moment. She also hopes to continue supporting her family and for her children to finish their studies so they can become successful people with better opportunities.

Choluteca, Honduras – September 2012
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Doña Gladis es una persona honesta, trabajadora y responsable, vive con su esposo y sus 3 hijos en una Colonia al sur de Honduras. Su negocio es una Ferretería.
Doña Gladis el préstamo lo necesita para la compra de: cemento, madera, herramientas, y otros materiales de construcción para su negocio, Con el préstamo ella espera que sus ventas aumenten al tener más producto para cubrir los pedidos de los clientes le hacen a diario a su negocio, así mismo poder mejorar el estilo de vida de la familia con el aumento de los ingresos en el hogar.
Doña Gladis en el futuro ella espera contar con un mejor espacio físico para poder vender varillas para la construcción ya que en los momentos no cuenta con este y poder seguir apoyando a la familia y que sus hijos terminen sus estudios y se conviertan en persona de bien y con mejores oportunidades.
Choluteca, Honduras – Septiembre 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
  • 67
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,799,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Gladis Estela to buy cement, wood, tools and other construction materials for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2012
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013