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Maria Erlinda
Ms. Erlinda is single and lives with a granddaughter. She has always enjoyed business and has had her grocery store for 40 years, where she sells a variety of products such as rice, beans, sugar, eggs, coffee, bread, milk, toilet paper, soap, beverages and other items. She waits on customers every day of the week. Her customers come to her because of her good service since she is very friendly and always smiling. She makes her purchases once a week at the market in her community.

She is seeking a loan in the amount of 20,000.00 HNL for the purchase of a range of products for her business in order to be able to offer variety to her customers. Thanks to her income from her business she has been able to make a number of improvements to her home.
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La señora Erlinda, es soltera y vive con una nieta, siempre le ha gustado el negocio y desde hace 40 años que se dedica a su Pulpería donde vende variedad de productos como ser, arroz, frijoles, azúcar, huevos, café, pan, leche, papel higiénico, jabón, refrescos y otros, atiende a sus clientes todos los días de la semana, sus clientes la prefieren por su buen trato ya que es muy amable y siempre esta sonriendo, realiza sus compras una vez por semana en el mercado de la comunidad. Esta solicitando crédito por valor de L. 20,000.00 para la compra de variedad de productos para su negocio y así poder ofrecer variedad a sus clientes, Gracias a los ingresos que recibe de su negocio ha logrado hacerle varias mejoras a su vivienda.

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
  • 77
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Maria Erlinda to purchase beans, sugar, coffee, soap, milk, oil, eggs and other items for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013