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Santos Francisca
Sra. Francisca is 33 years old and lives with her husband in their home located in a neighborhood in southern Honduras. She moved there 15 years ago. Francisca has two children who are studying and her husband works as a bricklayer. For the past four years, Doña Francisca has been selling soft drinks, donuts, and bags of juice, but she also has sewing machines that she uses to earn additional income for her household.

Doña Francisca is requesting a loan of 18,000 HNL from PRISMA so that she can continue repairing her house, which lacks doors and windows. Some parts of her house also need to be polished. The loans from PRISMA have helped to improve her home, so she is very pleased. Her business enables her to repay her loans since sewing is one of her major sources of income. Doña Francisca dreams of growing her business and finishing the renovations to her house so that she can provide a better life for her family.

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La señora Francisca de 33 años de edad, vive con su conyugue en su casa ubicada en una aldea en el sur de Honduras, ella radica ahí desde hace 15 años, tiene dos hijos quienes estudian y su esposo trabaja como albañil, Doña Francisca se dedica desde hace 4 años a la venta de frescos, churros, chamuscas, y también tiene maquinas para costura ya que es otra fuente de ingresos para su hogar.
Doña Francisca solicita 18,000.00 lempiras a PRISMA para seguir la reparación de su casa ya que le faltan las puertas ventanas y el pulido de algunas partes de la casa, con el créditos que prisma le ha dado ha mejorado su casa y esta muy contenta, su negocio le ayuda a pagar sus cuotas ya que la costura es una de la fuentes mas fuerte de sus ingresos.
Doña Francisca su sueño es que su negocio crezca y terminar de arreglar su casa, para darles una mejor vida a su familia.
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.

About Housing Loans

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About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,975,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
A loan of $950 helped Santos Francisca to buy doors and windows and to pay to have parts of her house polished.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2012
May 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 3, 2012