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Maira Quintina

Update on Maira Quintina

Maira is 32 and lives in southern Honduras with her children and husband, who is also a merchant. She helps him sell fruits, a local business he has had for 7 years. The business is easily accessible and has high traffic because it is in the center of the neighborhood.

Maira needs the loan to buy grapes, apples, bananas, plantains, lychees, avocados, watermelons, melons, pineapples, and oranges. Through the loan, she expects to increase her sales with the wide variety of items she will have that meet the needs of her customers who shop daily. Maira´s plan is to keep growing her business and generating a good income so that she will have a better standard of living.

Choluteca, Honduras - September 2012
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La señora Maira tiene 32 años, vive en la zona sur de Honduras, junto con ella viven sus hijos y su esposo quien también es comerciante y la apoya en su actividad comercial, su negocio es la venta de frutas variadas actividad que realiza desde hace 7 años en la comunidad donde vive. Su negocio se encuentra en un punto de fácil acceso ya que esta en el centro de la comunidad y esto hace que sea muy visitado.
Doña Maira el crédito lo necesita para la compra de: uvas, manzanas, banano, plátanos, lichas, aguacates, sandias, melones, piñas, naranjas, etc. el impacto esperado con el financiamiento, es que sus ventas crezcan ya que tendrá una variedad de productos para satisfacer las necesidades de sus clientes los cuales visitan su negocio a diario.
Los planes a futuro de Doña Maira es seguir creciendo en su actividad, como también generarse buenos ingresos para tener una mejor calidad de vida.
Choluteca, Honduras - Septiembre del 2012

Previous Loan Details

Maira is 32 years old and she lives in the Los Colorados community with her husband and children. Maira is a very resourceful woman who engages in selling fruits, an activity she has been engaged in for many years. She parks her truck along the ring-road that leads to San Marcos de Colon and her ... More from Maira Quintina'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
  • 47
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,991,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Maira Quintina to buy grapes, apples, bananas, plantains, lychees, avocados, watermelons, and melons for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 11, 2012
Oct 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013