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G.s Santos Group
In this Group: Santos, Virginia, Maria Estela
Señora Santos is 48-years old, is married and lives with her husband. Their home is located in a community of San Lorenzo, in the south of Honduras. She has made her living for the last ten years selling fresh cheese and sweets to the friends and neighbors who stop by each day.
Doña Santos is an enterprising woman who wants for herself and her family to get ahead. She does not have dependent children. She is the leader of the communal bank because the other members trust her to be the one in charge of their payments and their renewals.
Doña Santos is requesting the loan in order to purchase milk, salt, potatoes, "pataste" (a local vegetable), bananas, onions, chiles, beets, lettuce, cabbage etc. to keep making fresh cheese and sweets. She is very happy for the support that Prisma has given to her business.
Doña Santos hopes to continue growing her business and also to improve her house. Just like the other members of the communal bank, they are all working to get ahead by selling their products.
Doña Virginia makes her living making and selling tortillas.
Doña María makes her living selling clothing.
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La señora Santos de 48 años de edad es casada, vive con su esposo en su casa de habitación, ubicada en una comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 10 años al negocio de venta de cuajada y golosinas sus clientes son los amigos y vecinos que a diario la visitan.
Doña Santos es una mujer emprendedora con deseos de salir adelante con su familia, no tiene hijos que depende de ella. Es la líder del grupo porque sus demás compañeras confían en ella por ser la persona que siempre esta pendiente de sus pagos y de sus renovaciones.
Doña Santos está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de leche, sal, papas, pataste, plátanos, cebollas, chiles, remolachas, lechuga, repollo, etc. para seguir elaborando cuajada y golosinas está muy contenta por el apoyo que Prisma le ha dado a su negocio.
Doña Santos su sueño es seguir creciendo en su negocio y también desea mejorar su casa al igual que sus compañeras de grupo que también son personas que luchan por salir adelante vendiendo sus productos.
Doña Virginia se dedica a la elaboración y venta de tortillas.
Doña María se dedica a la venta de ropa.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,631,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of G.s Santos Group's $1,650 loan helped a member to purchase milk, salt, potatoes, "pataste" (a local vegetable), bananas, onions, chiles, beets, lettuce, cabbage etc. for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013