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Matilde De Jesus
Matilde is an honest, responsible and hardworking person who is 56 years old. She lives with her 4 children in a neighborhood of Choluteca, in southern Honduras.

Matilde has a dressmaking business, and she needs a loan to buy fabric, thread, buttons, pins, and needles. With this loan, she hopes that her sales will increase, because with fresh capital she will be able to offer more merchandise to her customers.

Matilde hopes to be able to pay for her necessities, and that her living conditions will improve a bit with this investment.

Matilde expects that in a year, her business will be bigger and will be known throughout the area. Her dream is to continue working, and in this way support her children in finishing their education so that they will become people of means.

Choluteca, Honduras – November 2012
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Doña Matilde es una persona honesta, responsable y trabajadora tiene 56 años de edad, vive con sus 4 hijos en una colonia de Choluteca al sur de Honduras.
Doña Matilde se dedica al negocio de la costura, y necesita el préstamo para la compra de telas, hilos, botones, alfileres y abujas. Con el préstamo ella espera que sus ventas le aumenten gracias a que contara con capital fresco para poder ofrecer a sus clientes más mercadería.
Doña Matilde espera poder cubrir sus necesidades y que su situación de vida mejore un poco con esta inversión.
Doña Matilde espera que en 1 año su negocio sea el más grande y reconocido de su caserío. Su sueño es seguir trabajando y así poder apoyar a sus hijos para terminen sus estudios y se conviertan en personas de bien.

Choluteca, Honduras – Noviembre 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
  • $9,382,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Matilde De Jesus to buy fabric, thread, buttons, pins and needles for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013