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Maria Del Carmen
Sra. Carmen is 60 years old and married. All of her children are independent. She has had a business selling dairy goods and new clothing for six years. She lives in the city of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. She sells her wares as a street vendor in the neighborhoods and suburbs. She owns her home.

Doña Carmen is requesting a loan to purchase skirts, pants, dresses, shirts, blouses, sweaters and socks. She wants to invest a little in her business so that she can earn more income because clothing sells well during this season. She hopes her business expands in the future so that she will have more profits and be able to make improvements on her home.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - November, 2012.
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La señora Carmen de 60 años de edad es casada, no tiene hijos que dependen de ella, se dedica desde hace 06 años al negocio de venta de lácteos y ropa nueva, vive en una comunidad de San Lorenzo al sur de Honduras, su venta la realiza de forma ambulante en los barrios y colonias de San Lorenzo, tiene una casa propia.
Doña Carmen está solicitando el préstamo para compra de faldas, pantalones, vestidos, camisas, blusas, suéteres y calcetines, desea invertir un poco en su negocio para poder obtener mejores ganancias por que en esta época se vende bastante la ropa.
Doña Carmen con el apoyo de este préstamo espera que sus ingresos mejoren, y su deseo es que en un futuro su negocio sea más grande, para tener mejores utilidades y así mejorar 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
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Maria Del Carmen to purchase skirts, pants, dresses, shirts, blouses, sweaters and socks for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013