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Mercedes is 49 years old and is single. She has two adult daughters, and lives with one of them in the municipality of Langue in the south of Honduras.

Mercedes makes a living selling hammocks and rope in Langue's municipal market. For several years, she has worked in this business and her products are bought by customers in the country as well as foreigners.

Mercedes is requesting a loan of 10,000.00 Lempiras to purchase hammocks and rope to better supply the business, to have a larger variety of products and to make her costumers feel happy to find quality products.

Mercedes's plan is to build a store in Langue's market and as a result have a strategic sales point to increase her customer base. Mercedes dreams about having a strong business to help her daughters and make their lives better.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - March 201
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La señora Mercedes, tiene 49 años de edad, es soltera, tiene 2 hijas mayores de edad, y vive junto a una de ella, en la en el municipio de Langue, al sur de Honduras.
La señora Mercedes se dedica a la venta de hamacas y lazos en el mercado municipal de Langue, el cual ya tiene varios años dedicándose a esta actividad, ya que a ella le compran sus productos clientes del interior del país así como del extranjero.
Doña Mercedes esta solicitando su crédito de 10,000.00 Lempiras para la compra de Hamacas y Lazos para surtir mas el negocio y de esta forma tener variedad de productos y que sus clientes se sientan satisfechos de poder encontrar calidad en los productos.
Los planes de doña Mercedes es construir un local dentro del mercado de Langue para establecer un punto estratégico de ventas y así mejorar su clientela.
Doña Mercedes sueña con tener un negocio fuerte para ayudar a sus hijas y que sus vidas sean en mejores condiciones.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Marzo 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
  • 53
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,863,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Mercedes to purchase hammocks and rope for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2012
May 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012