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Update on Maritza

Maritza is 50 years old, is single and has no children who depend on her. She lives with her father. For the past 6 years she has been selling groceries, sweets, popsicles, tamales, meals and soup. She has her own house and her clients visit her to buy her products. With her last loan Maritza had a small store which she closed because her father was sick. Today she sells sweets and meals.

Maritza is requesting a loan to buy food products like plantains, potatoes, cheese, tortillas, chicken, rice, etc. as she wants to stock her business. With the help of the loan she hopes to improve her sales and make more profit. She is happy to continue working with Prisma with this 6th loan she has requested.

San Lorenzo, Honduras- November 2013
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La señora Maritza de 50 años de edad es soltera, vive con su padre no tiene hijos que dependen de ella, se dedica desde hace 06 años al negocio de venta abarrotería, golosinas, paletas, tamales, comida y sopas, tiene casa propia y sus clientes le visitan en su casa para comprar sus golosinas.
Doña Maritza su préstamo anterior tenía una pulpería que la cerro por razones de enfermedad de su padre y hoy solo se dedica al negocio de venta de golosinas y comida.
Doña Maritza está solicitando el préstamo para compra de productos alimenticios como plátanos, papas, queso, tortillas, carne de pollo, arroz, etc. ya que desea surtir su negocio, con el apoyo del préstamo espera y tener mejores ingresos, está muy contenta de seguir trabajando con Prisma es su sexto préstamo que solicita.

San Lorenzo, Honduras- Noviembre del 2013

Previous Loan Details

Maritza is 50 years old. She is single and lives with her father. She has no dependent children. For the past 6 years she has run a grocery store business, selling sweets, ice-pops, tamales, food items and soups. She has her own home where customers visit in order to buy their snacks. Maritza ... More from Maritza's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 27
    View loans »
    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Maritza to buy plantains, potatoes, cheese, tortillas, chicken, rice, etc. for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015