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Nelson is 41 years old and has a son who depends on him. He lives with his wife in their home, located in the community of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. He has been in the business of selling footwear for a year.

Nelson's customers are friends and neighbors who visit him at his shop. He and his wife also go out to the villages and rural settlements neighboring their community to sell this product.

Nelson is requesting a loan to buy men's and women's sandals, shoes, sport shoes, etc. With the help of the loan, he intends to stock his business a bit more, and thereby obtain more income, which will help him to improve his quality of life. Nelson's dream is to improve his house.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - February 2013.
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El señor Nelson de 41 años de edad, tiene un hijo que depende de él, vive con su esposa, en su casa ubicada en la comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 01 año al negocio de venta de calzado.
Don Nelson sus clientes son los amigos y vecinos que lo visitan en su negocio y también sale con su esposa a las aldeas y caseríos aledaños a su comunidad a vender este producto.
Don Nelson está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de sandalias, zapatos, tenis, etc. de mujer y hombre con el apoyo del préstamo el pretende surtir un poco mas su negocio y por ende obtener más ingresos que le ayudaran a mejorar su calidad de vida.
Don Nelson su sueño es mejorar su casa.

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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 95
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,206,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Nelson to buy sandals, shoes, sport shoes, etc. for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013