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Maria Elena
Maria is 66 years old and she does not have children that depend on her. She is a single mother, lives in a house with her brother, and does not have her own home. She lives in the community of San Lorenzo in the southern part of Honduras. She has worked for 6 years in the sale of tamales, tamales of chicken, and baked goods.

Maria and her clients are friends, neighbors and people that live in areas around her community. She transports her goods in a cart, previously she used to sell by foot and she was very tired. For this reason she decided to purchase this mode of transportation that has benefitted her a lot. Now she is able to visit more places and therefore sells more.

Maria is requesting a loan to purchase adobe, cement, and nails to build a small house where her clients will be able to find a grocery store. This is her dream for the year. Maria is very happy to work with Prisma. February 2013.
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Doña María de 66 años de edad, no tiene hijos que dependen de ella, es madre soltera , vive en casa de un hermano, no tiene casa propia, vive en la comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras, y se dedica desde hace 06 años a la actividad de venta de tamales pisques, tamal de gallina, pastelitos.
Doña María sus clientes son los amigos, vecinos y personas que viven en zonas aledaños a su comunidad, se transporta en un carretón a vender sus productos ya que antes lo hacía a pie y estaba muy cansada por eso decidió comprarse este medio de transporte que le ha beneficiado mucho ya que ahora visita mas lugares y por ende vende más.
Doña María está solicitando el préstamo para compra de adobes, cemento y clavos para construir una pequeña casa en donde el cliente colocara un negocio de pulpería y es uno de sus sueños para este año.
Doña María está muy contenta de trabajar con Prisma.


San Lorenzo, Honduras - Febrero 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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $7,989,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Maria Elena to purchase adobe, cement, and nails for her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 20, 2013
Listed
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014