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Maura L. is 47 years old and has lived in the Laure community, below the San Lorenzo municipality, for the past 46 years. Currently, she has two children in her care, one attending the schools of the town where they live.

Mrs. L. dedicates herself to the sale of snacks such as tacos, enchiladas, and tortillas with cheese in the mornings. In the afternoons, she sells various products such as cookies, soft drinks, gum, candies, etc. With these activities she has managed to support her family, and improve their standard of living little by little. However, she has now decided to expand her business through used clothing. This is the reason she needs the loan, so she can buy used clothing brought from the United States. She has realized a study that this clothing will sell very well, and she sees the possibility in opening this type of business in her community. To sell her snacks, she has to travel to soccer fields and individual homes, whereas she could run the clothing business out of her home and that way tend to her snack shop and care for her children simultaneously.
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la Sra, Maura L. tiene 47 años de edad y vive en la comunidad de Laure abajo del municipio de San Lorenzo desde hace 46 años y se encuentra en union libre.
actualmente tiene dos hijos a su cargo de los cuales una de ellas estudia en la escuales de la aldea de donde ellos residen.
La Sra, L. se dedica a la venta de golosinas como ser tacos, enchiladas, tortillas con quesillo en las mañanas y luego en las tardes tiene su chiclera en la cual vende varios productos como ser galletas, refrescos, chicles, confites, gelatinas etc. con esta actividad ella ha logrado sostener a su familia y por ende mejorar un poco sus condiciones de vida, pero ahora ha decidido ampliar su negocio a traves de ropa usada, por tal razon ella necesita el credito para poder comprar fardos de ropa usada traida de Estados Unidos, ella ha realizado un estudio de que esta ropa se vende muy bien y ve factible poner un negocio de este tipo en su comunidad. para ella vender sus golosinas tiene que ir a varios lugares como ser campos de futbol, casas de la comunidad, mientras que con la venta de ropa lo haria en su casa de habitacion y asi podria atender la chiclera y tambien cuidar a sus hijos.

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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
  • 89
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,205,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Maura to purchase goods such as beverages, corn, cabbage, tomatoes, pastas, meats, wood, tortillas, salt, churros, cookies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010