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Gs Gran Comision Group
In this Group: Merlin Patricia, Roberto Antonio, Dumas Alexandrer
Merlín, 26, lives with her two children and her husband in the community of Nacaome, in the south of Honduras. For two years she has made a living making and selling tortillas. Her sales are to her neighbors and friends who come to buy her tortillas every day of the week.

Merlín is the leader of the group and the one who encourages the group and coordinates their payments and loan requests. She's a serious and very hardworking person.

Merlín is requesting the loan to buy herself firewood and corn, the raw materials she needs to make the tortillas.

With the support of the loan she hopes to improve her income, as do Dumas, who sells hammocks, and Roberto, who sells construction materials and, on the weekend, shrimp.

Merlín's dream is to have her own house, the same as the other members of her group.

San Lorenzo, Honduras, August 2012.
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La señora Merlín de 26 años de edad, vive con sus dos hijos y su conyugue en la comunidad de Nacaome, al sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 2 años al negocio de la elaboración y venta de tortillas, su venta es con los vecinos y amigos que todos los días de lunes a domingo llegan a comprar sus tortillas.
Merlín es la líder del grupo y es la que anima y coordina al grupo en sus pagos y para las nuevas solicitudes de los préstamos, ella es una persona seria y muy trabajadora.
Merlín esta solicitando el préstamo para comprarse leña y maíz que son la materia prima que necesita para elaborar las tortillas.
Merlín con el apoyo de este préstamo ella pretende mejorar sus ingresos al igual que Don Dumas que vende hamacas y Don Roberto, que se dedica a la venta de materiales de construcción y los fines de semana vende camarones.
El sueño de Merlín es tener su propia casa.
Al igual que sus demás compañeros de grupo que desean hacer sus casas.
SAN LORENZO, HONDURAS - Agosto 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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 71
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD
A portion of Gs Gran Comision Group's $775 loan helped a member to buy firewood and corn.
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2012
Oct 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 4, 2012