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Norma, 35, lives with her son and three dependent children in their house in the city of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. She has owned a grocery story for five years. Her customers are friends and neighbors. Norma is hardworking and wants to provide for her family. She also sells wood and bread.

She is applying for a loan to buy fresh foods, fish, sugar, rice, beans, cookies, juices, milk, eggs, and bread. The loan will let her invest in her business, and she expects to make a better profit so that she can keep investing and growing. Her dream is to continue working, expanding her business, and improving her house.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - November 2012.
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La señora Norma de 35 años de edad, vive con su esposo y tiene tres hijos que depende de ella, vive en su casa que esta ubicada en la ciudad de San Lorenzo en la parte sur de Honduras, se dedica a la actividad que es la venta de abarrotería, desde hace 05 años, los clientes son sus amigos y vecinos de la comunidad donde ella vive.
Doña Norma es una mujer trabajadora con mucha ganas de sacar adelante a su familia, también se dedica a la venta de leña y pan.
Doña Norma está solicitando el préstamo para compra de frescos, pescado, azúcar, arroz, frijoles, galletas, jugos, leche, huevos y pan. Con el apoyo del préstamo invertirá más en su negocio y espera obtener mejores ganancias, que las utilizara para seguir invirtiendo y de esa manera salir adelante.
Doña Norma su sueño es seguir trabajando, mejorando su negocio y también seguir mejorando su 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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 115
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,207,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Norma to buy fresh foods, fish, sugar, rice, beans, cookies, juices, milk, eggs, and bread for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013