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Mayra Petrona
Mrs. Mayra Petrona V. is 45 years old and lives in the Reparto Arriba neighborhood of Tegucigalpa. Mayra’s job is make and sell tortillas. She gets up at 4:00 a.m. to begin making tortillas, the first of which are ready at 6:00 a.m., which she then delivers to her customers. The second batch is ready around noon. Every day her customers are ordering more tortillas and she can’t keep up with all of their demands. Because of this, she is applying for this loan to buy more tortilla-making materials so she can produce more. She needs her income to maintain her home and her family.
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la sra. Mayra Petrona V. tiene 45 años de edad, vive en la colonia Reparto Arriba de la ciudad de Tegucigalpa, Mayra se dedica a la produccion y venta de tortillas, se levanta a las 4 de la mañana para empezar a producir sus tortillas de las cuales la primera produccion esta lista a las 6:00am, para poder repartirlas a sus clientes, la segunda produccion es para la hora del medio dia.
sus clientes le estan haciendo pedidos mayores todos los dias y no se da abasto para cumplir con todas las exigencias que tiene, es por tal razon que esta solicitando el credito para comprar mas materiales para la fabricacion de las tortillas y asi tener una mayor produccion.
las ganancias las necesita para el sustento de su familia y su 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
  • 49
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mayra Petrona firewood, corn flour, water, matches--materials to make tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010