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Magdalena is 65 years old, single, and has no children that depend on her. She lives in the community of San Lorenzo in a valley in the south of Honduras. She owns the house she lives in. She has worked for 19 years selling tortillas.

Magdalena sells on the street at the market in San Lorenzo, and also sells from her home. She is a hardworking woman and has fought all of her life to raise her children.

She is requesting this loan to purchase corn, firewood, and lime. With the support of the loan, she hopes to improve her income and therefore her quality of life. Her dream is to improve her home and have good health. She is a very responsible client for Prisma.
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La señora Magdalena de 65 años de edad es soltera no tiene hijos que dependen de ella y vive en la comunidad San Lorenzo, valle al sur de Honduras, tiene casa propia y se dedica desde hace 19 Años a la venta de tortillas.
Doña Magdalena su venta es de forma ambulante en el mercado de San Lorenzo y también vende en su casa, es una mujer trabajadora y sola que ha luchado toda su vida para crecer a sus hijos.
Doña Magdalena está solicitando el préstamo para compra de maíz, leña y cal. Con el apoyo del préstamo pretende mejorar sus ingresos y por ende su calidad de vida. Su sueño es mejorar su casa y tener salud es un cliente muy responsable para Prisma.

San Lorenzo, 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
  • 89
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,205,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Magdalena to purchase corn, firewood, and lime for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014