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Domitila lives in the city of Tegucigalpa. She’s married and has four children two of which still live with her. She’s been making and selling tortillas for 21 years. She starts her activity at 5am and goes until 7pm every day of the week. Her children who have worked alongside her since they were little help her out; they also attend local public schools in the city.

Most of Domitila’s sales are to neighbors and people who pass by her house. She’s requesting a 20,000 Lempira loan to buy cement, sand, brick and rebar to build a wall at home. One of Domitila’s dreams is to finish building her house to provide better quality of life for her children.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras - November, 2012.
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La señora Domitila vive en la ciudad de Tegucigalpa, está casada y tiene cuatro hijos de los cuales dos viven con ella, tiene 21 años de dedicarse a la elaboración y venta de tortillas, su actividad comienza desde las 5:00 am hasta las 7:00 pm, todos los días de la semana, cuenta con el apoyo de sus hijos, quienes desde pequeños han trabajado junto con ella, sus hijos también estudian en los colegios públicos de la ciudad.
Doña Domitila la mayoría de sus ventas las realiza a sus vecinos y personas que transitan por su vivienda, está solicitando 20,000.00 lempiras para la compra de cemento, arena, ladrillo y varillas materiales para la construcción de una pared en su vivienda.
Doña Domitila uno de sus sueños es poder terminar la construcción casa y poder ofrecer una mejor calidad de vida a sus hijos.

Tegucigalpa, 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.

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About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 89
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,205,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Domitila to buy building materials and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013