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Doña Josefa is 42 years old and lives in the El Caimito township where she devotes herself to making and selling meat-filled tamales. The tamales are very tasty and they sell very well. It is a traditional food during the Christmas season, and she has many orders already, but she must increase production. She doesn't want to disappoint her customers and she doesn't have enough capital for this process.

She will use the loan to purchase ingredients for making the tamales. She needs the earnings for covering household costs.
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Doña Josefa tiene 42 años de edad, vive en la aldea el caimito y se dedica a la produccion y venta de nacatamales, los nacatamales son muy sabrosos y se venden muy bien, para la epoca de navidad es una comida tradicional, ya tiene muchos encargados, pero tiene que aumentar su produccion, no quiere quedar mal con sus clientes y no tiene el capital suficiente para este proceso.
el credito lo utilizara para la compra de los materiales para la fabricacion de los nacatamales.
las ganancias las necesita para cubrir los gastos del 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
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,382,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Josefa to purchase corn meal, pork and chicken, vegetables, banana leaves, rice, olives, condiments and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2011
Dec 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013