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Florentino O. is 35 years old and is married to Reina Marina Reyes. Together they sell fish and scrap metal out of their car.

They have been doing this for seven years and they have been able to move their family ahead. They sell the scrap metal in “Jicaro Galan,” a place from where it it taken to El Salvador for recycling and where the iron, steel, and other metals are extracted. They sell the fish around various neighborhoods and sections of San Lorenzo.

They will use the money from this loan to buy more scrap metal in order to have more to resell. His business needs working capital to be able to buy it from the collectors. He also wants to buy more fish so that he does not have to travel to the beach as often.
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el señor Florentino O. tiene 35 años de edad, esta casado con la señora Reina Marina Reyes.
juntos los dos se dedican a vender pescado y chatarra en un carro de su propiedad.
desde hace 7 años realizan este tipo de actividad con la cual estan sacando adelante la familia. la chatarra la vende en Jicaro Galan lugar donde se la compran para reciclarla en El Salvador y luego extraer hierro, lamina, y otros metales.
El pescado lo sale a vender en los barrios y colonias de san lorenzo.

el credito lo utilizara para comprar chatarra para vender un poco mas ya que para este negocio se requiere de capital para comprar a los recolectores la chatarra diariamente y comprar mas pescado para no tener que viajar tan seguido a la playa.

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
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,386,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Florentino scrap metal and fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2010
Aug 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011