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Maria Aurora
Señora María, aged 45, is a single mother and lives in her own adobe house in the community of Criba San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. She has been running her grocery for two years, in which she sells soda, churros (strips of fried dough), soap, detergents, maseca (a brand of instant corn masa mix) and anything that is usually sold in a grocery. Her store is open from Monday to Sunday and her customers are her friends and neighbors in her community.

Doña María applies for a loan of 5000 lempiras to buy products like water, soda, soap, lard, rice, sugar and coffee, which are the best selling goods in her store. With the help of this loan she wants to stock up somewhat her store and thus earn a higher profit.

Her dream is to improve her home.
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La señora María de 45 años de edad, es madre soltera vive en su propia casa que es de adobe, en la comunidad de la Criba San Lorenzo al sur de Honduras, dedicándose al negocio de pulpería desde hace 2 años pues ahí ella vende frescos, churros, jabón, detergentes, maseca y todo lo que abarrotería se refiere, sus ventas son de lunes a domingo y sus clientes son los amigos y vecinos de su comunidad.
Doña María solicita el préstamo de 5,000.00 lempiras para comprar productos como agua, frescos, jabón, manteca, arroz, azúcar, café, que son los productos que mas se venden.
Con el apoyo de este préstamo Doña María desea surtir un poco su negocio para obtener más ganancias.
Doña María su sueño es mejorar su casa.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Junio 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
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,381,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Maria Aurora to buy water, soda, soap, lard, rice, sugar and coffee for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013