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Elsa lives in Choluteca, Honduras where she makes a living selling cosmetics, basic foodstuffs, and freshly made tortillas out of her home. She has been engaged in this activity for many years and has a reliable customer base. Elsa is requesting a loan of HNL 10,000 to purchase basic foodstuffs, cosmetics, and ingredients for making tortillas. She is a returning client and is grateful for the support she has received from Prisma.

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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
  • $9,863,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Elsa to purchase corn, beans, rice, cooking oil, meats, soft drinks, firewood, lime, lotions, perfumes, and moisturizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2011
Aug 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012