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Update on Susana

Susana is 47 years old. She lives with her spouse and has 3 children who are dependent on her. She comes from the community of El Tular, Nacaome, Valle, in southern Honduras. She has her own house, and for 10 years she has dedicated herself to making and selling cheese and milk curds. She sells her cheeses and curds to neighborhood stores, to people who have small restaurants, and to those who work making baleadas [filled tortillas] and rosquillas [fried dough rings]. She sells her products from her home, and her cheeses attract customers to visit her there. She has two people who help her with the cheese-making process. Susana is a hard-working and enterprising woman.

She is requesting the loan to buy milk to make curds, and also to sell it in liquid form. She would like to buy herself a pregnant cow, because she also has a small ranch. With the help of this loan, she intends to improve her income and also her standard of living. She is very happy to continue working with Prisma and Kiva. Her desire is to keep working hard to give her family a better future. This is the fourth loan she has requested. She is a woman who pays off her loans reliably, and with the loans her business has been growing.

Her dream is to improve her house.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - May 2014.
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La señora Susana de 47 años de edad, vive con su conyugue, tiene 3 hijos que dependen de ella radica en la comunidad del TULAR, Nacaome, valle al sur de Honduras, tiene casa propia y se dedica desde hace 10 años a la elaboración y venta de queso y cuajada, ella le vende los quesos y la cuajada a las pulpería, y a las personas que tiene comedores, y los que se dedican a la elaboración de baleadas, y rosquillas, su venta es en su casa y los clientes llegan atraer el queso a su casa, tiene dos personas que le ayudan en el proceso de la elaboración de los quesos, doña Susana es una mujer trabajadora y emprendedora.
Ella esta solicitando el préstamo para la compra de leche para cuajar y también para venderla en líquido, tiene deseo comprarse una vaca parida porque ella también tiene una pequeña hacienda, con el apoyo de este préstamo ella pretende mejorar sus ingresos y también su condición de vida, está muy contenta de seguir trabajando con Prisma y Kiva su deseo es seguir luchando para darle un mejor futuro a su familia, este es su cuarto préstamo que solicita es una mujer que paga bien sus créditos y con créditos ha ido creciendo en su negocio.
Su sueño es mejorar su casa.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Mayo del 2014.

Previous Loan Details

Susana is 46 years old and lives with her husband. They have three dependent children and live in San Lorenzo, in southern Honduras. She owns her home and has been selling cheese and milk curd for seven years. Susana sells the cheese and curd to stores and restaurants. She also makes balead... More from Susana'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
  • 35
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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 $950 helped Susana to buy milk for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015