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Young Karina is 27 years old, and she lives with her husband. She has two dependant children. She does not own her own home and has been running her own business for 4 years.
Young Karina has a business selling clothes, sandals, and underwear, and she sells her merchandise from door to door.
Young Karina lives in a district of San Lorenzo, to the south of Honduras. Her customers are the friends and neighbours that she visits every day. She travels on the bus to the villages and to neighbourhoods near her own district. She buys her goods in the neighbouring country El Salvador and in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras.
Karina is applying for this loan in order to buy blouses, dresses, shirts, trousers, swimwear and underwear, because during this Christmas season, this kind of merchandise sells quite well. With the help of this loan, she hopes to improve her quality of life a little, and that of her family.
Young Karina’s dream is to own her own home and to prosper in her business.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - November 2012.
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La joven Karina de 27 años de edad, vive con su esposo, tiene 02 hijos que dependen de ella, no tiene casa propia y se dedica desde hace 04 años a su negocio.
La Joven Karina tiene negocio de venta de ropa, sandalias y ropa interior y vende su mercadería de manera ambulante.
La Joven Karina vive en una comunidad de San Lorenzo al sur de Honduras, sus clientes son los amigos y vecinos que ha diario ella visita, se traslada a las aldeas y barrios aledaños a su comunidad en bus, su producto lo compra en el país vecino EL Salvador y en Tegucigalpa capital de Honduras.
Esta solicitando el préstamo para la compra de blusas, vestidos, faldas, camisas, pantalones, calzonetas y ropa interior, porque en esta época navideña se vende bastante este tipo de mercadería, y con el apoyo del préstamo espera mejorar un poco su condición de vida y la de su familia.
La Joven Karina su sueño es tener su casa propia y prosperar en su negocio.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Noviembre 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
  • 84
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,841,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Karina to buy blouses, dresses, skirts, shirts, trousers, swimwear, and underwear for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013