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Update on Mariana

Mariana is a very hardworking and responsible person. She lives in a community in southern Honduras with her husband and their 3 children. For the past 25 years, she has made a living by selling meat in her community.

Mariana needs the loan to buy more cows and pigs to butcher so that she can continue to develop her business. She hopes that the loan will help her a lot since she does not currently have the cows and pigs that she needs to continue with her business. She also hopes that her sales will increase, providing her with more income that will help her improve her and her family's quality of life.

Mariana hopes to grow her business and continue supporting her family so that her children can continue studying and can become good people with better opportunities in life.

Choluteca, Honduras – July 2013
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Doña Mariana es una persona muy trabajadora y responsable vive en una comunidad al sur de Honduras junto a su esposo y sus 3 hijos. Su negocio es la venta de carnes desde hace 25 años, los cuales vende en su comunidad.
Doña Mariana necesita el préstamo para la compra de más reces y cerdos para destace, que necesita para seguir desarrollando su negocio. Ella espera que el préstamo le sirva de mucho ya que no cuenta con las reces y cerdos necesarios para seguir desarrollando su actividad y así mismo que sus ventas tengan un aumento en el negocio y con esto ganar más ingresos que le ayuden a mejorar un poco su estilo de vida y el de su familia.
Doña Mariana espera hacer crecer su negocio y seguir apoyando a su familia para que sus hijos continúen con los estudios y se conviertan en personas de bien y con mayores oportunidades en la vida.

Choluteca, Honduras – Julio 2013

Previous Loan Details

Sra Mariana is 43 years old and sells beef and pork. She has a butcher's shop in the house where she lives. She sells all kinds of meat. She has a lot of customers as the quality of her meat is good and the prices very reasonable for the locals. Mariana gets up at 4 in the morning every day to ... More from Mariana'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
  • 107
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,207,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Mariana to buy cows and pigs for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2013
Aug 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014