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Maria Mirtalina

Update on Maria Mirtalina

Maria, 51, lives in her house with one child, who is a dependent. She is a single mother who strives to provide for her family. For 7 years, she has been selling tortillas.

Maria makes her sales from her house. Her customers are her friends and neighbors who prefer her because of her attentive service.

Maria is requesting a loan to buy corn, firewood and lime, which are the raw materials used to make tortillas. She wants to make her purchases at wholesale, because with sufficient products, she can increase her income and improve her quality of life.

Maria's dream is to improve her house.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - June 2013
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La señora María de 51 años de edad, vive en su casa con un hijo que depende de ella, es una madre soltera que lucha para sacar adelante a su familia, se dedica desde hace 07 años a la venta de tortillas.
Doña María realiza sus ventas desde su casa y sus clientes son sus amigos y vecinos de su comunidad los cuales le prefieren por su atención y buen trato.
Doña María está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de maíz, leña y cal que son la materia prima para elaborar las tortillas, su deseo es comprar al por mayor ya que necesita tener suficiente producto para de esta manera, obtener mejores ganancias y mejorar su calidad de vida.
Doña María su sueño es mejorar su casa.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Junio del 2013

Previous Loan Details

Mirtalina is a 51 year old single mother of two who lives in her own home in the state of Valle, Honduras with her two children. Mirtalina's business is making tortillas and selling firewood, which she carries out in her home. Seeing as she works from home, the demand for her product is higher ... More from Maria Mirtalina's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 64
    View loans »
    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,799,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Maria Mirtalina to buy corn, firewood, and lime for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014