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María Isabel is 30 years old, married with three dependent children. She lives in a house which is located in a neighborhood of San Lorenzo in the south of Honduras. María Isabel sells food and candies. She is requesting this loan to buy beans, flour, eggs, rice, coffee, tortillas, etc., raw material she needs to make her food. She also wants to paint her stand and buy an industrial stove. With the help of the loan she wants to increase her revenues. The demand for her products is quite good and she wants to make her shop better so as to serve more people and generate more income. María Isabel's dream is to have her own house as she currently rents.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - September 2013
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La señora María Isabel de 30 años de edad vive con su esposo, tiene tres hijos que dependen de ella, vive en su casa ubicada en un barrio de San Lorenzo, en la zona sur de Honduras.
Doña María Isabel su negocio es la venta de comida y golosinas, está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de frijoles, harina, huevos, queso, arroz, café, tortillas, etc. materia prima que necesita para elaborar sus comida. También desea pintar el local y comprarse una estufa industrial, con el apoyo del préstamo pretende mejorar sus ingresos ya que la demanda es muy buena en su negocio y desea mejorar el local para atender a más personas y así tener mejores ganancias.
Doña María Isabel su sueño es tener su propia casa ya que alquila.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Septiembre 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
  • 63
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,801,600
    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 beans, flour, eggs, rice, coffee, tortillas, etc. for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 9, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014