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Mr. Wilfredo Jiménez is 47 years old and is a micro-business owner who began working from a very young age in the family leather goods shop. This helped him because at 19 years of age he decided to open his own shop making belts. He had at his disposal a small sewing machine. Now his business has grown, he has three employees, and all of them work making belts. Wilfredo works selling the belts in the markets of Honduras and he also sells them in El Salvador, where he purchases the leather that he uses. He needs a loan in order to be able to purchase more leather and thus increase his earnings.
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el sr. Wilfredo J. tiene 47 años de edad el es un microempresario quien comenzo trabajando desde muy temprana edad en los talleres de talabarteria de la familia. esto le ayuda mucho porque a sus 19 años de edad dedidio crear su propio taller elaborando fajas, el tenia en su poder una pequeña maquina de costurar. ahora su empresa a crecido, tiene 3 empleados y todos se dedican a fabricar fajas, Wilfredo se dedica a vender las fajas en los mercados de Honduras y tambien las vende en El Salvador que de ahi es donde compra el cuero para fabricarlas, el necesita el credito para poder comprar mas cuero y asi tener mejores ganancias.

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
  • 55
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,863,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Wilfredo to purchase leather.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010