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Belinda Mercedes
Belinda is a very enterprising person who is dedicated to her business, which is a grocery store. She lives with her 2 children in Choluteca in the south of Honduras and she has been working in this type of business for more than 18 years. She will use the loan to buy corn, beans, coffee, sugar, bread, soft drinks, sauces and firewood in order to increase her sales.

With this loan she hopes to increase her sales and provide a better service to her customers, and thereby increase her earnings and have a better way of life. Her dream is to be able to start up a mini supermarket in the next 2 years as the conditions of competition are very favourable, and to be able to give the best to her children.

Choluteca, Honduras - April 2012
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Doña Belinda es una persona muy emprendedora dedicada a su negocio, que es pulpería. Ella vive con sus 2 hijos. En Choluteca en el sur de Honduras. Y tiene más de 18 años de tener este tipo de negocio. El préstamo lo invertirá en la compra de maíz, frijoles, café, azúcar, pan, refrescos, pastas y leña, de esta manera incrementar más sus ventas.
Con el préstamo espera incrementar sus ventas y a si atender mejor a sus clientes, y de esta manera agenciarse de mejores utilidades.
Espera tener mejores ingresos y a si tener mejor forma de vida. Sus sueños es que en los próximos 2 años poner un pequeño mini súper ya que las condiciones de competencia son muy aceptables y poder darles a sus hijos lo mejor.
Choluteca Honduras - Abril 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
  • 79
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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 $275 helped Belinda Mercedes to buy corn, beans, coffee, sugar, bread, soft drinks, sauces and firewood for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2012
May 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012