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Maria Josefina
María, 52, lives in her house located in a neighborhood in San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. She’s been selling pants, dresses, blouses, skirts, children’s clothes, etc. for 15 years. María’s customers are friends and neighbors who visit her business located at home daily. Her sales are from Monday to Sunday.

María needs the loan to buy blouses, dresses, skirts, pants, shirts, underwear, etc. because she wants to take advantage of the Day of the Child season to buy more merchandise and earn higher profits. With the loan’s support she intends to increase her merchandise. María’s dream is to expand the business more.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - August, 2013.
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La Señora María de 52 años, vive en su casa de habitación ubicada en un barrio de San Lorenzo en la zona sur de Honduras se dedica desde hace 15 años a la venta de pantalones, vestidos, blusas, faldas, ropa de niño entre otros.
Doña María sus cliente son amigos y vecinos que a diario le visita en su negocio ubicado en su casa y sus ventas son de lunes a domingo.
Doña María esta el préstamo para la compra de blusas, vestidos, faldas, pantalones, camisas, calzonetas, etc. ya que quiere aprovechar la temporada del día del niño para la compra de más mercadería y obtener más ganancias con el apoyo de este préstamo pretende incrementar más su mercadería.
Doña María su sueño ampliar mas su negocio.

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
  • 64
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,799,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Maria Josefina to buy clothes for the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014