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Santos Balbina
Santos is a very enterprising person 100% dedicated to her business. She lives with her husband and 3 children in the department Choluteca in the south of Honduras. She has had this general store business for over 15 years. 

Santos will use the loan to buy beef, chicken, rice, beans, butter, coffee, bread and soap and in this way increase her sales. With the loan she hopes to increase her sales and meet the needs of her customers.

Santos hopes to improve her income so that she can have a better quality of life. Her dream is to improve her business, expanding it to small supermarket and in this way to help her family. 

Choluteca, Honduras - July 2012
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Doña Santos es una persona muy emprendedora dedicada 100% a su negocio, vive con su esposo y sus 3 hijos. En el departamento de Choluteca en el sur de Honduras. Y tiene más de 15 años de tener el negocio de Pulpería.
Doña Santos el préstamo lo invertirá en la compra de carne, pollo, arroz, frijoles, manteca, café, pan, y jabón de esta manera incrementara más sus ventas. Con el préstamo espera superar sus ventas y satisfacer y mejorar las necesidades de sus clientes.
Doña Santos espera tener mejores ingresos para tener mejor calidad de vida. Sus sueños es poder mejorar su negocio, en hacerlo más grande como un mini súper y de esta manera poder ayudar a su familia.
Choluteca, Honduras - Julio 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
  • 38
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,977,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Santos Balbina to buy beef, chicken, rice, beans, butter, coffee, bread and soap for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2012
Aug 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013