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Maria Emilia
Mrs. Maria Emilia M. sells popular household products from her small grocery store. She is only able to sell a few items because she does not have sufficient capital to keep her store as well stocked as she would like. A year and a half after she started her business, she also began selling rechargeable mobile phone cards.

Maria Emilia is married and the mother of 2 dependent children. Her husband is a farmer. With the earnings generated from her business, she is able to cover her personal expenses as well as assist her husband with household expenses.

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la sra Maria Emilia M. ella se dedica a la venta de productos de consumo popular, tiene una pequeña pulperia en la cual vende pocas cosas ya que no tiene el capital suficiente para poderla surtir como se debe, ademas tiene un año y medio de haber iniciado con su negocio, tambien vende recargas para llamadas de celular, es casada y madre de 2 hijos que todavia dependen del matrimonio, su esposo se dedica a la agricultura.- con los ingresos que el negocio le genera, ella cubre sus gastos personales y tambien le ayuda a su esposo con los gastos del hogar.

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
  • 38
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,970,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Maria Emilia buy soap, beans, bread, rice, sugar, coffee, cookies, chips, soup, and toilet paper.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010