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Martina, 52, is a single mother. She has a ten-year-old son who depends on her. She lives in a community in San Lorenzo, in the south of Honduras. She has her own house, and has worked for 15 years selling tortillas in her home. Martina sees more than 40 customers who come every day to buy tortillas. She is a single women, and a hard worker who has had to fight to advance her family. She is an example in the community that, yes, it is possible to move forward. Martina is applying for a loan to buy firewood, corn, and lime. These are the raw materials to make the tortillas. With the help of this she intends to increase her income and with the earnings she wants to keep working and improving her house. Her dream is to improve her home and her businesses.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - November 2012.
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La señora Martina de 52 años de edad es madre soltera, tiene 01 hijo que depende de ella su hijo tiene 10 años, vive en una comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras, tiene casa propia y se dedica desde hace 15 años al negocio de venta de tortillas en su casa.
Doña Martina atiende a mas de 40 clientes que llegan todos los días a comprar las tortillas, es una mujer sola, trabajadora que ha tenido que luchar mucho para sacar adelante a su familia y es un ejemplo en la comunidad de que si se puede salir adelante.
Doña Martina está solicitando el préstamo para la compra leña, maíz, cal, es la materia prima para elaborar las tortillas, con el apoyo de este préstamo ella pretende mejorar sus ingresos y con las ganancias obtenidas desea seguir trabajando y mejorando su casa.
Doña Martina su sueño es mejorar su casa y sus negocios.

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
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Martina to buy firewood, corn, and lime for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013