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María, 41, is single and has three children that depend on her; she lives in the community of San Lorenzo in the southern zone of Honduras. For the last 13 years, María has worked cutting hair and she also has a business selling jewelry. She transports herself in her vehicle to the various places where she sells this type of jewelry.

María is noted for her kindness and the good way she treats people. She’s striving to get ahead and to provide a good education for her children.

María is requesting the loan to stock up on beauty supplies and jewelry because the feast of Saint Lorenzo is approaching and she wants to be prepared to better provide for her customers. With support from the loan she intends to improve the business and earn higher profits. María’s dream is to grow more in her business.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - July, 2013.
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La señora María de 41 años de edad es soltera tiene tres hijos que dependen de ella vive en la comunidad de San Lorenzo, en la zona sur de Honduras.

Doña María se dedica desde 13 años a negocio de corte de pelo y también tiene negocio de venta de joyería, se transporta en su vehículo a los diferentes lugares donde distribuye este tipo de joyas.
Doña María se caracteriza por su amabilidad y buen trato a las personas, está luchando por salir adelante y darles una buena educación a sus hijos.
Doña María está solicitando el préstamo para surtir de productos de belleza y joyería ya que se aproxima la feria de San Lorenzo y desea estar preparada para atender mejor a su clientela con el apoyo del préstamo ella pretende mejorar su negocio y obtener más ganancias.
Doña María su sueño es crecer más en su negocio.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Julio 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
  • 85
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,841,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria to buy a hair dryer, scissors, scalp treatment drops and costume jewelry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014