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Update on Juana

Señora Juana is 56 years old. She lives in the southern part of Honduras. Her daughter lives with her and helps her in her business. Her business is selling tortillas, an activity she has been doing for 8 years in her house. Her business is located at a point of easy access, since it is in the center of the community where she lives.

Doña Juana needs the loan to buy corn, lime, firewood, etc. The impact that she expects from the loan is that her sales will increase, since she will buy enough products to meet the daily demands of her customers.

Doña Juana's plans for the future are to continue growing in her business and to buy a machine for making tortillas, and at the same time to generate good income to have a better quality of life.

Choluteca, Honduras, September 2012
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La señora Juana tiene 56 años, vive en la zona sur de Honduras, junto con ella vive su hija quien le ayuda en su actividad, su negocio es venta de tortillas actividad que realiza desde hace 8 años en su casa de habitación. Su negocio se encuentra en un punto de fácil acceso, ya que esta en el centro de su comunidad donde vive.
Doña Juana el crédito lo necesita para la compra de maíz, cal, leña etc. el impacto esperado con el crédito, es que sus ventas se incrementen, ya que comprara bastante producto para contrarrestar la demanda que le hace sus clientes a diario.
Los planes a futuro de Doña Juana es seguir creciendo en su actividad comercial, y comprar una maquina para la elaboración de tortillas al mismo tiempo generarse buenos ingresos para tener una mejor calidad de vida.
Choluteca, Honduras - Septiembre del 2012

Previous Loan Details

Sra. Juana, 56, lives with her daughter in the rural town of Nuevos Colorados. Her daughter helps her with the business making and selling tortilas. She has made her living from the business for 8 years. Juana is working hard to expand her business and increase her earnings. She is fighting f... More from Juana's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 71
    View loans »
    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Juana to buy corn, lime, and firewood for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 11, 2012
Oct 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013