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Sr. Ibrahan, 45, lives in San Lorenzo, a town in southern Honduras, with his wife and son. He has operated a retail hammocks business for 15 years. He sells various sizes of hammocks made from linen and silk. He lives near the Panamerican Highway and operates the business from his house. His customers are mostly local people.
Don Ibrahan is applying for a loan that he will use to buy different kinds of linen, silk and canvas hammocks. He wants to stock the hammocks from a wholesaleer so that he keep the extra margin.
Don Ibrahan says that the loan will provide the financing that he needs for the business and ultimately increase his income.
For the future, Don Ibrahan wants to buy a vehicle that he can use to transport his hammocks to wherever he needs to carry them.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - December 2012
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El Señor Ibrahan de 45 años, vive con su esposa y su hijo en su casa de habitación en una colonia de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 15 años a venta de hamacas de hilo y seda y tiene de varios tamaños, su negocio lo tiene ubicado en su casa, que está a la orilla de la carretera panamericana sus clientes son los vecinos y amigos que a diario le visitan
Don Ibrahan está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de Hamacas de Hilo, seda y de lona de diferentes tipos, quiere compra al por mayor y para obtener más ganancias.
Don Ibrahan con el apoyo de este préstamo pretende suplir la necesidad de financiamiento para su negocio y de igual forma mejorar sus ingresos.
Don Ibrahan su sueño es comprarse un carro para poder transportarse a todos lados.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Diciembre 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
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Ibrahan to stock his retail hammock business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013