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Doña Melecia is 47 years old, married, and has four children. She lives in her own home with her husband and their four children. They reside in the Department of Valle in southern Honduras. Doña Melecia's business involves selling tortillas from her home in the southern part of Honduras.

She is requesting a loan in the amount of 8,000 so that she can buy corn and firewood. This will help her business generate more sales so that her income will improve. Doña Melecia dreams of obtaining a larger loan in the future so that she can purchase a machine for making tortillas. By doing so, she will be able to increase her income and provide a better living status for her children.

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Doña Melecia, esta casada, tiene 47 años de edad, tiene 4 hijos y vive con su esposo en su propia casa de habitación junto con sus 4 hijos en el departamento de Valle en el sur de Honduras.
El negocio de Doña Melecia es la venta de tortillas. En su casa de habitación en la zona sur de Honduras, Doña Melecia esta solicitando la cantidad de 8,000.00 lempiras para la compra de maíz y leña. De esta manera generar mayores ventas en su negocio, por lo que sus ingresos serán mejores.
Entre los sueños de Doña Melecia a futuro esta la idea de obtener un crédito mayor para la compra de una maquina de fabricar tortillas, para lograr un incremento en sus ingresos y dar un mejor estatus de vida a sus hijos.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Abril 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
  • 37
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,990,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Melecia to buy corn and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2012
May 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012