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Fermina lives in Tegucigalpa. She’s married, has two children who attend school, and has been making and selling snacks such as mínimos wedges, fried potatoes, fried yucca, baleadas (Honduran flour tortillas with beans and cheese), among other things. Her business is open every day of the week.

Fermina’s business is in a small kiosk located on a small main street. She makes her purchases twice a week in one of the city markets and is asking for this loan in order to buy mínimos, potatoes, cheese, butter, eggs, soda, salt, and yucca to make her snacks.
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La señora Fermina vive en la ciudad de Tegucigalpa, está casada y tiene dos hijos, quienes están estudiando, desde hace dos años se dedica a la elaboración y venta de golosinas como ser tajaditas de mínimos, papas fritas, yuca frita, baleadas entre otros, su negocio está abierto todos los días de la semana.
Doña Fermina su negocio es una pequeña caseta de madera la que se encuentra en la calle principal de su colonia, realiza sus compras dos veces a la semana en uno de los mercados de la ciudad, solicita el crédito para la compra de mínimos, papas, manteca, frijoles, queso, mantequilla, huevos, soda, sal y yuca, que son la materia prima para la preparación de las golosinas,.
Doña Fermina su sueño es que su negocio crezca y poder acondicionarlo más grande.

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.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 74
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,656,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Fermina to buy ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013