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50-year-old Santos is single and lives with his step-daughter and two grandchildren. He owns his own home which is located in el Jícaro Galán community, in Nacaome, in the south of Honduras. Santos has been selling soft drinks wholesale and retail for a number of years. He also sells all kinds of juice and sweet treats. He is a very hard-working, tenacious man who has a desire to do well in life.

Santos is requesting a loan for 25,000 lempiras to buy bottled and disposable soft drinks, juices, churros, sweet treats and other products that he sells in his business. With the support of this loan, he would like to further stock his business so that he can make better profits. With his profits, he would like to further expand his business.

Santos' dream is to improve his home. He would like to build it out of blocks because it is currently made from earth.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - September 2012
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El señor Santos de 50 años de edad es soltero, vive con su hijastra y dos nietos, tiene casa propia, radica en la comunidad de el Jícaro Galán, Nacaome, al sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace varios años al comercio de frescos al por mayor y al detalle, también vende jugos de todas las clases y dulces. Don Santos es un hombre muy trabajador y luchador con deseo de salir adelante en la vida.
Don Santos esta solicitando 25,000.00 lempiras para compra frescos de botella y desechables, jugos, churros, dulces y más productos que en su negocio se venden, con el apoyo de este préstamo él desea surtir mas su negocio y por ende obtener mejores ganancias, y con las ganancias desea ampliar mas el negocio.
Don Santos su sueño es mejorar su casa, quiere hacerla de bloque porque es de tierra.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Septiembre 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
  • 80
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,275 helped Santos to buy bottled and disposable soft drinks, juices, churros, sweet treats and other products for his business.
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2012
Oct 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 4, 2012