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Petronilo is 62 years old and lives with his wife in a home located in the south of Honduras. He has been selling food, such as rice, beans, lard, eggs, chicken, spaghetti, salsa, basic grains, and other things for the past 20 years.

Petronilo’s business is located in the city market in his community and it is well visited by all of his customers. He sells Monday through Sunday and is a hardworking, responsible man with a desire to continue working with PRISMA.

Petronilo is asking for a loan in order to buy more products, such as lard, coffee, bread, sugar, rice, beans, salsas, bathroom tissue, etc., so that he can have a greater variety of merchandise and be able to sell more and increase his earnings.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - May 2013.
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El Señor Petronilo de 62 años, vive con su esposa en su casa de habitación ubicada en la zona sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 20 años a la venta de productos alimenticios, como ser arroz, frijoles, manteca, huevos, pollo, espaguetis, salsas, granos básicos entre otros.
Don Petronilo su negocio está ubicado en el mercado municipal de su comunidad es muy visitado por toda su clientela, sus ventas son de lunes a domingo, el muy trabajador y responsable con ganas de seguir trabajando con PRISMA.
Don Petronilo esta solicitando el préstamo para comprar más productos como manteca, café, pan, azúcar, arroz, frijoles, salsas, papeles higiénicos, etc. tener variedad de mercadería para así poder vender más y tener mejores ganancias

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Mayo 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
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Petronilo to buy products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014