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Maria Armenja
María is a 55 year old woman who is very enterprising and dedicated to her business. She lives with her daughter and grandchildren in the city of Choluteca.

María’s business is a grocery store. She sells many basic staple items there like lard, sugar, beans, rice, oil, margarine, condiments and other products.

María needs the loan to buy coffee, sugar, flour, soft-drinks, lime powder, fruit, vegetables, dairy products, noodles, snacks and others. She hopes that with this loan she’ll have more sales.

One of María's dreams is that her daughter graduate; she will graduate as a teacher this year. She also would like to open another similar store to help her daughter improve their lives.

Choluteca, Honduras – March, 2012
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Doña María es una Señora de 55 años de edad, ella es muy emprendedora dedicada a su negocio, actualmente vive con su hija y sus nietos, ella vive en la ciudad de Choluteca.
Doña María su negocio es una bodega de abarrotería, ella allí vende muchos productos de consumo básico como Manteca, Azúcar, Frijoles, Arroz, Aceite, Margarina, Condimentos y Otros Productos.
Doña María necesita el crédito para la compra de café, azúcar, harina, refrescos, cal, frutas, verduras, lácteos, pastas, churros y otros. Ella espera que con este préstamo pueda tener más ventas.
Doña María uno de sus sueños es graduar a su hija ya que en este año se le gradúa como maestra y también poner otro negocio de los mismos para poder ayudar a su hija para mejorar sus vidas.

Choluteca, Honduras - Marzo del 2012

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
  • 71
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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 Armenja to buy stock merchandise fo her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2012
Apr 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013