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Sra. Mercedes is 37 years old and resides in southern Honduras. She lives with her children and husband who have supported the growth of her retail business in which she sells new merchandise. Mercedes has worked for 12 years in the city where she lives. Her business is located in an area of the municipal market that is easily accessible by each one of her customers. Many people visit her establishment on a frequent basis.

Doña Mercedes needs a loan so that she can buy trousers, shirts, blouses, children’s outfits, boxers, socks, and sandals. The expected impact of this loan is to increase her sales by offering a variety of products to satisfy the demands from each one of her customers. She has worked with them for a long time.

Doña Mercedes plans to continue growing her retail business in the future. She also wants to generate good earnings so that she can provide her children a good education and experience a better quality of life along with her family.

Choluteca, Honduras - September 2012

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La Señora Mercedes tiene 37 años, vive en la zona sur de Honduras, junto con ella viven sus hijos y su esposo quien le apoya en el crecimiento de su actividad comercial lo que es venta de mercadería nueva, trabajo que realiza desde hace 12 años en su ciudad donde vive, su negocio se encuentra en un punto fácil acceso para cada uno de sus clientes ya que esta en el mercado municipal y esto hace que sea muy visitado por muchas personas.
Doña Mercedes el crédito lo necesita para la compra de pantalones, camisas, blusas, trajes de niño, bóxer, calcetines y sandalias, el impacto esperado con el financiamiento es que sus ventas se incrementen ya que tendrá una variedad de producto para satisfacer la demanda de cada uno de sus clientes con los cuales viene trabajando desde hace mucho tiempo.
Doña Mercedes los planes a futuro es seguir creciendo en su actividad comercial, como también generarse buenos ingresos para darle una buena educación a sus hijos y tener una mejor calidad vida tanto para ella como para su familia.
Choluteca, Honduras - Septiembre de 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
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,386,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Mercedes to buy trousers, shirts, blouses, children’s outfits, boxers, socks, and sandals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013