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Belkis is an honest and responsible, hardworking woman who lives with her husband and four children in southern Honduras. She sells dried fish.

Belkis needs this loan to buy wicho, curvina, and babosa fish. She hopes that her sales will increase because she will have more products to offer her customers who visit her daily, and that she will better be able to satisfy their needs.

Belkis hopes to improve her family’s quality of life a bit, thanks to the income she will get from her sales. She hopes that her business will grow in the next few years, and become the best known in the neighborhood and with this be able to support her children so that they will become professionals and have more opportunities in life.
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La joven Belkis es una persona honesta responsable y trabajadora vive junto a su esposo y sus 4 hijos al sur de Honduras. Su negocio es la venta de pescado seco.
Belkis el préstamo lo necesita para la compra de pescado wicho, curvina y babosa. Con el préstamo ella espera que las ventas aumenten al tener más productos que ofrecer a los clientes que a diario la visitan y poder satisfacer la necesidad de los mismos.
Belkis espera poder mejorar un poco la calidad de vida de su la familia, gracias a los ingresos que obtenga de sus ventas. En unos años ella espera que su negocio crezca y sea el más conocido de la comunidad y con esto poder seguir apoyando a sus hijos para que sean unos profesionales y tengan mejores oportunidades en la vida.

Choluteca, 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
  • 36
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Belkis to buy fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013