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Iris, 32, lives with her husband and four children who depend on her. She lives in her house located in the city of San Lorenzo in the southern part of Honduras. Her activity has been selling tortillas for the last six years; her customers are friends and neighbors from the community where she lives.
Iris is a hardworking woman who very much wants to move her family forward. She’s requesting the loan to buy corn, firewood and lime powder. With support from the loan she’s going to invest more in the business and will have higher profits that she’ll use to continue investing in the business to get ahead with her family. Iris’ dream is to make some home improvements.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - November, 2012
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La señora Iris tiene 32 años de edad, vive con su esposo y tiene cuatro hijos que dependen de ella, vive en su casa que esta ubicada en la ciudad de San Lorenzo en la parte sur de Honduras, se dedica a la actividad de venta de tortillas desde hace 06 años, sus clientes son los amigos y vecinos de la comunidad donde ella vive.
Doña Iris es una mujer trabajadora con mucha ganas de sacar adelante a su familia. Esta solicitando el préstamo para la compra de maíz, leña y cal. Con el apoyo del préstamo ella va invertir más en su negocio y tendrá mejores ganancias, que las utilizara para seguir invirtiendo en su negocio y de esa manera salir adelante con su familia.
Doña Iris su sueño es mejorar su casa.

San Lorenzo, 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
  • 69
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Iris to buy corn, firewood and lime powder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013