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Gloria Marina
Gloria is a very honest and responsible person. She lives in a community in the south of Honduras with her husband and their 3 children. For the past 3 years her business has been the sale of snacks; it is located at one of the most traveled and important exits of the city. She is requesting a loan to buy various materials such as cement, bricks, sand, rods, tie wire, nails, and frames, among others, in order to make some improvements to her business and her house.

Gloria hopes that the loan will be a great help, since thanks to the loan she will count on having enough physical space to serve her customers better, like the customer that is pictured in the photo. In the same way, she hopes that her sales will increase considerably and, thanks to this, that she will earn a higher income to improve the quality of life of her family at home. She hopes to add to her business and to continue supporting her family so that her children can continue their studies in order to have greater opportunities in the future.

Choluteca, Honduras – April 2014
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Gloria es una persona muy honesta y responsable, vive en una comunidad al sur de Honduras junto a su esposo y sus 3 hijos. Su negocio es la venta de golosinas desde hace 3 años, la cual esta ubicada en una de las salidas mas transitadas e importantes la ciudad. Ella está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de varios materiales como ser: compra de cemento, bloques, arena, barrillas, alambre de amare, clavos, reglas, entre otras; para realizarle algunas mejoras a su negocio y casa de habitación.
Gloria espera que el préstamo le sirva de mucha ayuda ya que gracias a el contara con el espacio físico suficiente para atender mejor a sus clientes, como en la imagen se encuentra una clieta de Gloria a quienes quiere mejorar el servicio y así mismo satisfacer las necesidades de estos, de igual manera que sus ventas tengan un aumento considerable, y gracias a este ganar más ingresos que beneficien el estilo de vida de la familia en el hogar. Ella espera aumentar su negocio y seguir apoyando a su familia y que sus hijos puedan continuar con los estudios para que tengan mayores oportunidades en el futuro.

Choluteca, 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
  • 84
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,841,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $800 helped Gloria Marina to buy cement, bricks, sand, rods, tie wire, nails, frames, and other materials to repair her business.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015