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Maria Francisca
Señora María, age 34, lives in her home in a neighbourhood of San Lorenzo, in the southern zone of Honduras. For almost 15 years she has sold pants, dresses, skirts, blouses, children's clothing, and other items.
Her clients are her friends and neighbours whom she visits daily in areas near to her community. She goes to drop off her merchandise.
María is a very hard-working woman with a desire to get ahead. She is requesting a loan for the purchase of more merchandise such as skirts, dresses, blouses, shirts, swim trunks, etc. Her customers are requesting more merchandise.
With the support of this loan, Maria plans to fill her financial needs. Her dream is to buy a car so that she can stock her business even more.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - June 2013.
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La Señora María de 34 años, vive en su casa de habitación ubicada en un barrio de San Lorenzo en la zona sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 15 años a esta actividad que es la venta de pantalones, vestidos, blusas, faldas, ropa de niño entre otros.
Doña María sus cliente son amigos y vecinos que ella visita a diario en zonas aledañas a su comunidad, a sus clientes solo les va a dejar la mercadería.
Doña María es una señora muy trabajadora y con ganas de salir adelante, está solicitando el préstamo para compra de más mercadería como faldas, vestidos, blusas, camisas, calzonetas, etc. ya que su clientela le está pidiendo más mercadería.
Doña María con el apoyo de este préstamo pretende suplir sus necesidades financieras, su sueño compra un carro para así poder surtir más su negocio.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Junio 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
  • 35
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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 Maria Francisca to buy dresses, skirts, blouses, shirts, swim trunks, etc for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2013
Jul 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013