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Maria Paulina

Update on Maria Paulina

María is 58 years old and has no children who depend on her.
For a number of years María has had a grocery store, where she sells fresh goods, chicken, juices, chips, detergents, basic grains, dairy products, soaps and meat. María's customers are friends and other regular customers. María is a poor and hard-working person who fights every day in order to help her family to get ahead. María owns her own house.
María is applying for this loan in order to buy corn, detergents, chicken, meat, cold meats and more for her business. With the support of this loan, María hopes to improve her quality of life.
María's dream is to improve her business and, as a result, make it more profitable.

San Lorenzo, Honduras; February 2014.
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La señora María de 58 años de edad, no tiene hijos que dependan de ella, se dedica desde hace varios años al negocio de pulpería en la que vende frescos, pollo, jugos, churros, detergentes, granos básicos, lácteos, jabón, carnes.
Doña María sus clientes son los amigos y personas que a diario le visitan, es una señora humilde trabajadora que lucha todos los días para sacar adelante a su familia, tiene casa propia.
Doña María está solicitando el préstamo para comprar maíz, detergentes, jabón, pollo, carnes, embutidos, etc. con el apoyo del crédito espera mejorar su calidad de vida, su sueño es mejorar mas su negocio y de esa forma mejorar su utilidad.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Febrero del 2014.

Previous Loan Details

María, 57, lives with her daughter in her house in a community in Nacaome, in the south of Honduras. She has earned a living for 20 years selling curd, butter, and cheese. María's a very hardworking person. Her customers are people she visits in different parts of Nacaome. She's very happy ... More from Maria Paulina'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
  • 85
    View loans »
    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,194,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Maria Paulina to buy corn, detergents, chicken, meat, cold meats and more for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014