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Beatriz is 45 years of age, and lives in her home in a neighborhood in San Lorenzo, located in the south of Honduras. She has worked selling tortillas for 25 years.

Beatriz sells from Monday to Sunday, delivering her tortillas to various eateries in Nacaome. As classes have started again at the schools, she also delivers her tortillas to the food stalls in the schools located in her area. Her business is located in her home, and she also works in the local market. Her customers are the neighbors and friends who visit her each day.

Beatriz has requested this loan to buy a tortilla-making machine, so that she can make more of this product which is in great demand. She hopes to be able to obtain more income for her business, as well as to make small improvements to her quality of life and that of her family. Beatriz’s dream is to have a strong business and to improve her home.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - January 2013.
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La señora Beatriz de 45 años, vive en su casa de habitación en un barrio de San Lorenzo, en la zona sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 25 años a la venta de tortillas.
Doña Beatriz vende de lunes a domingo y va a entregar sus tortillas a diferentes comedores de Nacaome, también como es temporada donde comienzan las clases entrega tortillas en las casetas de las escuelas de su comunidad.
Doña Beatriz su negocio lo tiene ubicado en su casa y también en el mercado municipal, sus clientes son los vecinos y amigos que a diario le visitan.
Doña Beatriz Esta solicitando el préstamo para la compra de una máquina de hacer tortillas para poder elaborar mas este producto el cual tiene una gran demanda y espera así poder obtener mas ganancias en su negocio y mejorar un poco su calidad de vida y la de su familia.
Doña Beatriz su sueño es poner un negocio bien fuerte y mejorar su casa de habitación.

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.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 35
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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 $1,025 helped Beatriz to buy a tortilla-making machine for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014