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Gs Los Higueros Group
In this Group: Carmen Marlene, Liliana Lizett, Maria Georgina
Carmen is 40 years old, and she lives with her spouse and their three children in their house, located in the Higüeros community in southern Honduras. She makes a living selling Honduran pastries: rosquillas (donuts), hojaldras (puff pastries), tustacas (cookies) and quesadillas (cheesecakes) in the community where she lives and their outskirts.

Carmen requests this loan to buy products like firewood, corn, flour and sugar which are the products she needs to make her goods. With the support of this loan, Carmen would like to continue investing in her business and keep it growing like the business of the other partners in her group who make a living in their general store and tamale sales. Her partners are Liliana and Maria who are both residents of the Higüeros community. Carmen's dream is to be able to improve her house.
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La señora Carmen de 40 años de edad, vive con su conyugue y sus 3 hijos quienes viven en su casa de habitación, ubicada en la comunidad de la Higüeros, al sur de Honduras, dedicándose a su actividad que es: la venta de rosquillas, Hojaldras, tustacas, quesadillas en la comunidad donde ella vive y alrededores.
Doña Carmen solicita el préstamo para comprar productos como leña, maíz, harinas y azúcar que son los productos que ella necesita para realizar sus productos.
Doña Carmen con el apoyo de este préstamo pretende seguir invirtiendo en su negocio y seguir creciendo al igual que sus demás compañeras de grupo quienes se dedican al negocio de pulpería, y venta de tamales son Doña Liliana Y María ambas residentes en la comunidad delos Higüeros.
Doña Carmen su sueño es poder ir mejorando mas su casa de habitación.
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.

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
  • 34
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,985,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gs Los Higueros Group's $1,325 loan helped a member to buy firewood, corn, flour and sugar for their business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Nov 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013