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Torre Fuerte Group
In this Group: Lourdes Iris, Carlos Humbreto, Alexis, Douglas Abel
Doña Lourdes, age 35, is single and lives with her two children in a neighbourhood of the city of Nacaome. She was selected leader of the Torre Fuerte group because of her dedication and hard work. She has made snacks for nine years. Her dishes include arroz con pollo, tacos, sandwiches, and baleadas [a wheat flour tortilla filled with mashed fried beans]. She sells in a stall in the Nacaome market. She gets up very early in the morning to make her food so that she can be ready for mealtimes.
Lourdes is requesting a loan of 10,000 Lempiras for the purchase of vegetables, meat, chicken, rice, oil, and other items to prepare her snacks. This will allow her to keep working and investing, and paying off her obligations. One of her dreams is to have her own home; she currently rents. She also wants to continue working with her group of friends as part of PRISMA.
Carlos and Alexis sell vegetables in the Nacaome market. Douglas sells clothing, working in his business all day.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - March 2012
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Doña Lourdes de 35 años de edad es soltera, vive con sus dos hijos en un barrio de la ciudad de Nacaome, Doña Lourdes es líder del grupo Torre Fuerte la han elegido a ella por su dedicación y esfuerzo, ella se dedica desde hace 9 años a la elaboración de golosinas, como arroz con pollo, tacos, sándwich, baleadas y otras golosinas su venta es ambulante en el mercado de Nacaome, Doña Lourdes hace sus ricas golosinas muy temprano en la mañana para aprovechar las horas de las comidas y vender sus preparaciones.
Doña Lourdes esta solicitando 10,000.00 lempiras para la compra de verduras, carnes, pollo, arroz, aceites y otros productos para preparar sus golosinas, logrando de esta manera seguir trabajando en su negocio y con las utilidades del mismo seguir invirtiendo y pagando sus obligaciones.
Doña Lourdes uno de sus sueños es tener su propia casa ya que donde ella vive actualmente esa casa es rentada, y de igual manera seguir en el grupo con sus compañeros para seguir trabajando con PRISMA.
Carlos y Alexis se dedican a vender verduras en el mercado de Nacaome.
Douglas tiene su negocio al que se dedica todo el día que es la venta de ropa
San Lorenzo, 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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,881,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
A portion of Torre Fuerte Group's $1,900 loan helped a member to buy vegetables, meat, chicken, rice, oil, and other products.
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2012
May 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 31, 2012