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Leonicia, 56, is a single mother of one dependent daughter. She owns a house and for the last ten years has been in the business of selling tortillas and fruit drinks. She has a small grocery store at home and she sells to neighbors who visit her store daily. She lives in the community of San Lorenzo in south Honduras. Leonicia is a hardworking woman who very much wants to get ahead and is very honest with her commitments.

Leonicia is requesting a loan to buy corn, firewood, fruit drinks, snacks and cookies. With support from this loan she intends to cover her business’ financial need because she wants to buy raw materials to continue making tortillas and to stock her small grocery store to get ahead with her family this way. She’s very happy to continue working with Prisma loans and her dream is to make some home improvements.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - October, 2012.
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La señora Leonicia de 56 años de edad, es madre soltera tiene 1 hija que dependen de ella, tiene casa propia y se dedica desde hace 10 años al negocio de venta de tortillas y frescos, en su casa tiene una pequeña pulpería, su venta es con los vecinos y amigos que a diario le visitan, radica en la comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras, Doña Leonicia es una mujer trabajadora y con muchos deseos de salir adelante y es muy honrada en sus compromisos.
Doña Leonicia esta solicitando el préstamo para la compra de maíz, leña, frescos, churros y galletas. Con el apoyo de este préstamo ella pretende suplir la necesidad de financiamiento para su negocio ya que desea comprar la materia prima para seguir elaborando las tortillas y surtir su pequeña pulpería de esta manera salir adelante con su familia. Ella esta muy contenta de seguir trabajando con Prisma en sus préstamos y su sueño es mejorar su casa.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Octubre 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
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,864,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Leonicia to buy corn, firewood, snacks, cookies,etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013