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Ritza is a very enterprising, honest, hardworking young woman living with her husband and two children in southern Honduras. She has a business selling watermelon and needs the loan to buy them. She hopes with the loan to have more product to offer and to fill customer orders. Ritza will use income earned to improve her and her family’s economic situation. In future, she hopes her business will continue to grow thanks to the investment made in it and she dreams with seeing her children all grown up and become upstanding citizens with better life opportunities.

Choluteca, Honduras - November, 2012
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La joven Ritza es una persona muy emprendedora, honesta y trabajadora, vive con su esposo y sus 2 hijos al sur de Honduras.
Doña Ritza tiene un negocio que es la venta de sandia. El préstamo lo necesita para la compra de sandias y con el préstamo ella espera tener más producto que ofrecer para cubrir los pedidos que recibe de sus clientes.
Doña Ritza con los ingresos obtenidos desea mejorar su situación económica y la de su familia. En el futuro ella espera que su negocio siga creciendo., gracias a la inversión hecha en el mismo, y
Doña Ritza sueña con ver a sus hijos grandes y convertidos en persona de bien y con mejores oportunidades en la vida.

Choluteca, Honduras – Noviembre 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
  • 54
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,864,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Ritza to buy watermelons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2012
Dec 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013