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Maria Del Carmen
María is 40 years old and is a single mother. She lives in her house with her daughter who is 18 years of age. For the past 10 years, she has worked buying seafood at wholesale and selling it to people from the area's dining places as well as to individuals. She also travels to the country's capital where she has customers in the city's markets.

She's a very determined woman, and feels satisfied with the support that has been given to her. She lives in Campamento Nacaome Valle in the south of Honduras.

María is asking for 11,000 Lempiras to buy seafood and fish. With the help of this loan she wants to continue to invest in her business and increase her income. Her dream is to buy a vehicle in order to be able to go to more places to sell her fish and grow her business to have a better quality of life.
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La señora María de 40 años de edad, es madre soltera vive en su casa de habitación con su hija de 18 años de edad, se dedica desde hace 10 años a la compra de mariscos por mayor sus venta son con las personas de los diferentes comedores de la zona y con personas particulares , también viaja a la capital del país donde cuenta con clientes en los mercados de esa localidad, es una mujer muy luchadora, y se siente satisfecha con el apoyo que se le ha brindado, radica en aldea Campamento Nacaome Valle al sur de Honduras.
Doña María esta solicitando 11,000 lempiras para compra de mariscos y pescado, con el apoyo de este préstamo desea seguir invirtiendo en su negocio y mejorar sus ingresos.
Su sueño es comprar un vehículo para poder salir a mas lugares a vender su pescado y crecer en su negocio para tener mejor calidad de vida.
San Lorenzo, Honduras – ABRIL 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 Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 107
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,207,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
A loan of $600 helped Maria Del Carmen to buy seafood and fish for her business.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2014
Jun 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 5, 2014