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Gerson
Gerson is 28 years old. He is amrried and lives in his house loacted in the community of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. For ten years he has worked in the business of making hammocks. His customers prefer him because of his good work and good prices.

Gerson has his little workshop in his house. With his wife's help, they make the hammocks that his customers order from He also works nights as a firefighter at a shrimp company.

Gerson is asking for a loan of 10,000.00 lempiras to buy silk thread, rope, needles and scissors taht are the raw materials to make the hammocks. With the support of this loan, he wants to fill the need he has now for materials to make the hammocks and he is happy to keep working with Prisma.

Gerson's dream is to keep working and improving his business so that in the future he can build his own home.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - November, 2012.
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El señor Gerson tiene 28 años de edad es casado, vive en su casa ubicada en una comunidad de San Lorenzo al sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 10 años al negocio de elaboración de hamacas, sus clientes le prefieren por su buen trabajo y buenos precios.
Don Gerson tiene su pequeño taller en su casa, con la ayuda de su esposa elaboran las hamacas que sus clientes les encargan, a demás el trabaja como bombero en una empresa camaronera por la noche.
Don Gerson está solicitando el préstamo de 10,000.00 lempiras para la compra de hilo de seda, cabuya, agujas y tijeras que son la materia prima para elaborar las hamacas, con el apoyo de este préstamo desea suplir la necesidad que tiene actualmente de material para elaborar las hamacas y está muy contento de seguir trabajando con Prisma.
Don Gerson su sueño es seguir trabajando y mejorando más su negocio para el futuro poder construir su propia casa.

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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 55
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,013,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Gerson to buy silk thread, rope, needles and scissors for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 22, 2012
Listed
Dec 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013