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Elsy Dilenia
Elsy is very hard-working and responsible. She lives with her family in a community in the south of Honduras. Elsy has a business renting out apartments, and selling pigs. She has had the business for eight years, and runs it out of her home.

Elsy needs this loan in order to buy materials such as cement, metal sheeting, nails, sand, metal rods, gravel and paint in order to make improvements to her apartments and continue with her business. Elsy hopes that this loan will help to make a her business bigger and better, and that she will be able to have more tenants. She can then increase her income and, as a result, improve her family's quality of life. In the short term Elsy hopes to expand her business and to continue supporting her family. She wants her children to have the necessary education so that they may have better opportunities in life.

Choluteca, Honduras – May 2014
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La señora Elsy es una persona muy trabajadora y responsable vive en una comunidad al sur de Honduras junto a su familia. Su negocio es el alquiler de apartamentos y venta de cerdos, desde hace 8 años, la cual funciona en su casa de habitación en el municipio donde vive.
Elsy necesita el préstamo para la compra de materiales como cemento, lamina, clavos, arena, varilla, grava y pintura para mejorar sus apartamentos y seguir realizando esta actividad; la cual le brinda una gran parte de sus ingresos. Con el préstamo espera que su establecimiento se vea mejor y sea más grande así podrá tener más inquilinos, de esta forma aumentar sus ingresos, y gracias a esto poder mejorar la calidad de vida de la familia con el aumento de los ingresos en el hogar. Ella espera en un corto plazo hacer crecer su establecimiento y con esto poder seguir apoyando a su familia y que sus hijos tengan los estudios necesarios, para que puedan tener mayores oportunidades en la vida.

Choluteca, Honduras – Mayo 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 Honduras

  • $4,200
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,146,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,050 helped Elsy Dilenia to buy materials such as cement, metal sheeting, nails, sand, metal rods, gravel and paint in order to make improvements to her apartments.
52% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: