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Cecilia, 43, is married and has two dependent children aged 20 and 21. She lives in San Lorenzo, south of Honduras and has her own home. For 15 years she has sold snacks, bread and meals - her customers are her friends and neighbours.

Cecilia is a hard-working woman with a strong desire to succeed.

Cecilia is requesting the loan to buy cement, sand, gravel and bricks to finish the two rooms she is building and the other part of the money is to invest in her business to buy potatoes, onion, green chillies, coriander, flour and curd, which are the raw materials used to make her snacks.

With the help of this loan, Cecilia will try to improve her income and slightly improve her quality of life. Her dream is to improve her business.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - January 2013.
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La señora Cecilia de 43 años de edad, es casada, tiene dos hijos que dependen de ella, sus hijos tiene edades de 20 y 21 años, vive en la comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras, tiene casa propia y se dedica desde hace 15 años a la venta de golosinas, pan y comidas, sus clientes son los amigos y vecinos.
Doña Cecilia es una mujer trabajadora con muchos deseos de salir adelante.
Doña Cecilia está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de cemento, arena, grava y ladrillos para terminar dos cuartos que está construyendo y otra parte del dinero la invertirá en su negocio comprara papas, cebolla, chile verde, cilantro, harina y cuajada que son la materia prima que usa para la elaboración de sus golosinas.
Doña Cecilia con el apoyo de este préstamo pretende mejorar sus ingresos y de esta manera mejorar un poco su calidad de vida, su sueño es mejorar su negocio.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Enero del 2013.

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
  • 34
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,940,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Cecilia to buy cement, sand, gravel, bricks, potatoes, onion, green chillies, coriander, flour and curd for her home and business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2013
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014