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Maria Guadalupe
Sra. María is 65 years old and lives with her husband. They have no dependent children. María lives in a community in southern Honduras. She has her own home and has been in the business of selling groceries and soft drinks for four years. Doña María also sells clothing that is shipped to her from her children in the United States. She is an enterprising woman who greatly wants to succeed on behalf of her family.

María is requesting a new loan for home improvements. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy blocks, cement, sand, as well as pay for labor. With the help of this loan, she intends to improve her quality of life. She also wants to take advantage of the Christmas season for making these improvements since her kitchen is in bad condition.

This is the fourth loan she has requested from Prisma and she is an excellent client. Her dream is to have her kitchen finished this year.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - November 2013
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La señora María de 65 años de edad, vive con su esposo no tiene hijos que dependen de ella, vive en una comunidad al sur de Honduras, tiene casa propia y se dedica desde hace 04 años al negocio de venta de abarrotería y frescos.
Doña María también vende ropa que le mandan los hijos de los Estados Unidos, es una mujer emprendedora con muchas ganas de sacar adelante a su familia esta solicitando un nuevo préstamo para mejora de vivienda.
Doña María está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de bloques, cemento, arena y pagar mano de obra, con el apoyo del préstamo pretende mejorar su calidad de vida y quiere aprovechar la época navideña para realizar estas mejoras ya que su cocina esta en malas condiciones, es su cuarto préstamo que solicita a Prisma es un excelente cliente, su sueño es terminar su cocina para este año.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Noviembre 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 84
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,841,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Guadalupe to buy blocks, cement, sand, as well as pay for labor in order to make home improvements.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015