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Simona’s an honest, hardworking, responsible woman living with her two children in southern Honduras. Her business is selling snacks. She needs the loan to buy meat, corn, condiments, etc. She hopes her sales will increase with the loan because she’ll have more products on hand to fill orders for customers that visit her stand daily since her stand is located at customs and it’s much visited every day. With her increase in income at home she and her family will be able to have a better quality of life.

In future, Simona would like to have an actual physical space to be able to sell at a traffic circle because at the moment she does not have one and she’d be able to continue supporting her family this way and supporting her children’s schooling.

Choluteca, Honduras - October, 2012
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Doña Simona es una persona honesta, trabajadora y responsable, vive con sus 2 hijos en el sur de Honduras. Su negocio es una venta de golosinas.
Doña Simona el préstamo lo necesita para la compra de: carnes, maíz y condimentos etc. Con el préstamo ella espera que sus ventas aumenten al tener más producto para cubrir los pedidos de los clientes que visitan a diario en su negocio, ya que ella tiene su puesto en una aduana y es muy visitado a diario, con el aumento de los ingresos en el hogar ella y su familia podrán tener una mejor calidad de vida.
Doña Simona en el futuro espera contar con un mejor espacio físico para poder vender en una glorieta ya que en los momentos no cuenta con esto así poder seguir apoyando a su familia. Y a sus hijos en sus estudios.
Choluteca, Honduras – octubre 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
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Simona to buy meat, corn, condiments, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013