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Sra. Maritza is 38 years old. She lives in her own home with her husband and two children in the community of San Lorenzo, which is in southern Honduras. Maritza sells snacks such as hot dogs, enchiladas, turnovers, and other items. She conducts her sales Monday through Sunday.

Sra. Maritza sells snacks whenever there are festivals and fairs, which helps her to generate better sales. Her husband also has his own business. She is requesting a loan to buy produce such as chayote squash, chili peppers, onions, bananas, beets, lettuce, corn, as well as meat and other items for preparing her dishes. With the support of this loan, she will be able to fulfill her financial needs and gradually improve her family’s economic situation.

Doña Maritza dreams of having her own shop so that she can stop selling as a street vendor.

San Lorenzo, Honduras – February 2013

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La señora Maritza, de 38 años, vive con su esposo y dos hijos, en su casa de habitación ubicada en una comunidad de San Lorenzo, en la zona sur de Honduras, se dedica a la venta de golosinas como ser perros calientes, enchiladas, tacos, pastelitos, entre otros, sus ventas son de lunes a domingo.
Doña Maritza sale a vender sus golosinas y cuando hay fiestas, ferias, ahí va para así poder tener mejores ventas, su esposo también tiene su propio negocio.
Doña Maritza está solicitando el préstamo para comprar verduras como ser patastes, chiles, cebollas, plátanos, remolachas, lechugas, jilotes, carnes, etc. para preparar sus golosinas, con el apoyo de este préstamo pretende suplir la necesidad financiera y mejorar un poco su situación económica y la de su familia.
Doña Maritza su sueño es tener su propio local para dejar de vender ambulantemente.

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
  • 83
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,194,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Maritza to buy chayote squash, chili peppers, onions, bananas, beets, lettuce, corn, meat, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013