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Maria Elena
María is a hard-working and very responsible person. Her main work is grinding corn which she has done in her home for ten years. María started the business because there was no electricity in her community beforehand and you had to grind corn by hand.

María now has electricity in her town and so decided to start this work, which has been of great benefit to people. She is applying for a loan to buy grinding plates, cement, bricks and nails so that she can make some improvements to her premises and to buy some benches so that customers can wait comfortably while she tends to them.

María dreams of having better-suited premises and expanding her business to other communities where there is no corn grinder.

Danlí, Honduras, February 2013
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La señora María es una persona trabajadora y muy responsable su actividad principal es un molino de maíz, ubicado en su casa de habitación desde hace 10 años, inicio con su negocio ya que en las comunidades donde vive en los años anteriores no tenían energía eléctrica y tenían que moler con un molino de mano.
Doña María ahora que tienen luz en su comunidad, decidió iniciar con esta actividad misma que ha sido de mucha bendición para las personas, está solicitando el apoyo del préstamo para la compra de platos de molino, cemento, ladrillos, clavos para realizarle unas mejoras al local y comprar unos banquitos para que sus clientes puedan esperar cómodamente, mientras se les atiende.
Doña María sueña con tener un buen local tenerlo bien acondicionado y expandirse a otras comunidades que no existe molino de maíz.


Danlí, Honduras - Febrero 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
  • 82
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,845,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Maria Elena to buy grinding plates, benches, cement, bricks and nails for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 20, 2013
Listed
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014