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Esmeralda is a single mother who lives in the province of Valle, Honduras with her nine year-old son. She earns a living by selling freshly-squeezed orange juice and a local crepe-like dish called a baleada. Esmeralda sells her food near the border between Honduras and El Salvador where there is always a lot of traffic. She is requesting a loan of Lps. 15,000 in order to purchase ingredients for making orange juice and baleadas.

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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 $800 helped Esmeralda to purchase oranges, sugar, cornmeal, beans, cheese, eggs, and avocados.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012