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Maria Del Carmen
María del Carmen, 27, is married living with her husband and two children in her house; she’s been in the grocery business for two years. María del Carmen’s business is located in the community of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. She sells all basic family staples in her store; she’s a hardworking, very enterprising woman who very much wants to get ahead. She sells a little bit of everything and thanks to her activity has been able to move her children forward and to have a good business now.

María del Carmen is asking for the loan to buy bread, milk, sugar, coffee, beans, cheese, sauces, pasta, salt, etc. With this loan’s support she hopes to be able to expand her grocery store more. Her wish is to have a small market where she can tend to more customers thus earning higher profits to get ahead with her family and to do some home improvements.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - June, 2013
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La señora María del Carmen de 27 años de edad es casada, vive con su esposo y sus dos hijos en su casa de habitación, se dedica desde hace 02 años al negocio de venta de abarrotería.
Doña María del Carmen su negocio está ubicado en una comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras, en su negocio vende todo lo relacionado a la canasta familiar, es una mujer trabajadora y muy emprendedora con deseos de salir adelante.
Doña María del Carmen vende de todo y gracias a su actividad ella ha podido sacar adelante a sus hijos y ahora tiene un buen negocio.
Doña María del Carmen está solicitando el préstamo para compra de pan, leche, azúcar, café, frijoles, queso, salsas, pastas, sal, etc. y con el apoyo de este crédito espera poder ampliara mas su pulpería.
Doña María del Carmen su deseo es tener un mercadito donde atienda más clientes y de esa forma tendrá más ganancias y poder así salir adelante con su familia y mejorar su casa.

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

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,346,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Maria Del Carmen to buy stock merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014