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Caren Vanessa
Caren is 33 years old, she is single, and has two children. She has her own home in a neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, in central Honduras. She is a responsible woman and a fighter.

Caren has been making and selling tortillas for eight years. She works Monday through Sunday, getting up each morning at 5 o'clock to make the tortillas ordered by her customers, who are her local friends and neighbors.

Caren is applying for the loan in order to purchase bricks, cement, gravel, rebar, wood, nails, wire, and laminate because she wants to add a room to her home and also purchase corn, wood, and lime in order to continue making her product.

Caren hopes that this investment helps her to improve somewhat her quality of life and that of her family, to continue improving her home, and to help her children get ahead.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras – August 2013
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La señora Caren tiene 33 años de edad, es soltera y tiene 2 hijos, vive en su casa propia ubicada en un barrio de Tegucigalpa en la zona centro de Honduras, es una mujer muy luchadora y responsable.
Doña Caren se dedica a la elaboración y venta de tortillas desde hace 8 años, sus ventas son de lunes a domingo se levanta a las 5 de la mañana a elaborar sus tortillas que le encargar sus clientes que son los vecinos y amigos de su colonia.
Doña Caren está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de ladrillos, cemento, grava, varillas, madera, clavos, alambre, láminas porque quiere construir un cuarto y también para comprar maíz, leña y cal para seguir elaborando su productos.
Doña Caren espera que esta inversión y ayude a mejorar un poco su calidad de vida y la de su familia y así seguir mejorando su casa y a la vez espera que esta inversión le ayude a sacar adelante a sus hijos.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras – Agosto 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
  • 83
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,845,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Caren Vanessa purchase bricks, cement, gravel, rebar, wood, nails, wire, and laminate for her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014