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Teodora M. is 67 years old, single and has two grown children who help out with household expenses; however, because she is a determined woman, she has her own business selling clothing. She sells slacks, shorts, boys' suits, girls' dresses and sandals. She has had this business for 41 years, and it is the highlight of her day as she does not like being cooped up at home with nothing to do. She contends that she will work the rest of her life and that work is her greatest enjoyment. She says that she needs to buy merchandise that she does not carry at present so that she can offer a broader selection to her customers.
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La Sra. Teodora M. tiene 67 años de edad, es soltera y tiene 2 hijos de los cuales ya estan grandes y le ayudan economicamente para los gastos del hogar, pero como ella es una persona luchadora tiene su propio negocio de venta de ropa, ella vende pantalones, calsonetas, trajes de niños, vestidos de niñas y sandalias, ella tiene 41 años de tener este negocio, este negocio es su distraccion diaria ya que no le gusta estar en la casa encerrada sin hacer nada, ella dice que toda su vida va a trabajar y que la unica distraccion es su negocio.
ella dice que necesita comprar mas mercaderia de otra que no vende en este momento para asi tener mayor variedad para sus clientes.

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
  • 82
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,175,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Teodora purchase of women's, men's and children's clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010