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Iris Janeth
Iris, 27, lives with her companion, and her two children in the home she owns in the community of Caimito San Lorenzo, Valle, in the south of Honduras.

She has worked for two years selling used clothing. Her customers are her co-workers, because in addition to selling clothes, in her free time she works as a secretary in a salt factory.

With the support of the loan, Iris plans to invest in improving her house. She needs to put a roof on her bathrooms and a small kitchen where she prepares food. She needs to buy sheet metal, rebar, cement, and sand, and pay for labor.

Iris is a new client. Her dream is to keep on improving her house with the help of the loans.

San Lorenzo, Honduras, April 2014.
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La señora Iris de 27 años de edad vive con su pareja compañero de hogar y sus dos hijos radica en la comunidad del Caimito San Lorenzo, Valle, al sur de Honduras posee casa propia se dedica desde hace 2 años a la venta de ropa usada sus clientes son los compañeros de trabajo ya que aparte de vender ropa en sus ratos libres ella trabaja como secretaria de una fábrica de sal.
Iris con el apoyo del préstamo ella pretende invertirlo en la mejora de su casa porque necesita ponerle techo a sus baños y una cocina pequeña donde ella hace su comida, necesita comprar láminas, hierro, cemento, arena, y pagar la mano de obra.
Iris es un cliente nuevo, su sueño es ir mejorando su casa con la ayuda de los créditos.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Abril del 2014.

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
  • 36
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Iris Janeth to buy sheet metal, rebar, cement, and sand, and to pay for labor for her bathroom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2014
Jun 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015