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Elsa Marina
Elsa, 42, is a widow. She lives with her three children in her house in a community in the southern part of Honduras. She has made a living for 10 years selling groceries, soda, soap, fried dough, water, chickens, etc. She sells to friends and neighbors who come to her store every day.

With the support of this loan Elsa will supplement her financing to buy rice, milk, beans, eggs, margarine, oil, sugar, coffee, bread, dairy products, cold cuts, soap, water, and other products for her business. This way she'll have better profits and improve her quality of life somewhat, because she's a widow and it's been difficult for her to get her family ahead.

Elsa's dream is to improve her business and give her children a better life.

San Lorenzo, Honduras, October 2012
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La señora Elsa de 42 años de edad, es viuda, vive con sus tres hijos en su casa ubicada en una comunidad al sur de Honduras, ella se dedica desde hace 10 años a la venta de abarrotería, frescos, jabón, churros, agua, pollos, etc. sus ventas son con los amigos y vecinos que a diario visitan su negocio.
Doña Elsa con el apoyo de este préstamo pretende suplir la necesidad de financiamiento para comprar Arroz, Leche, Frijoles, huevos, manteca, aceite, azúcar, café, pan, lácteos, embutidos, jabón, agua y otros productos para su negocio de esta manera tener mejores ganancias y mejorar un poco su condición de vida ya que ella es viuda y le ha tocado difícil sacar adelante a su familia.
Doña Elsa su sueño es mejorar su negocio y darle a sus hijos una vida mejor.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Octubre 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
  • 37
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,927,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Elsa Marina to buy products for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2012
Nov 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013