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Adán lives in the city of Tegucigalpa. He is married and has two children. Three years ago, he and his brothers decided to begin a new business selling used shoes, sandals and tennis shoes. It is located in one of the city's markets.

Adán has a variety of shoes and prices. He buys their stock every two weeks from people that travel to the United States for their merchandise. Since they have a very strategic location, and the quality of their products is very good, their business is visited daily by many people.

Adán is requesting a loan of 15,000 Lempiras ($775) for a period of four months to invest in this Christmas season in a variety of styles of shoes, sandals, tennis shoes, and boots to offer their clients.

Adán's dream is to open another shoe store.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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El señor Adán vive en la ciudad de Tegucigalpa, está casado y tiene dos hijos, hace tres años él y sus hermanos decidieron instalar un negocio de venta de zapatos, sandalias y tenis usados, mismo que se encuentra ubicado en uno de los mercados de la ciudad.
Don Adán tiene variedad de surtido y precios, realiza sus compras quincenalmente a personas que viajan a los Estados Unidos para traer esta mercadería, debido a que están ubicados en un lugar muy estratégico y la calidad de sus productos es muy buena, su negocio es visitado a diario por muchas personas.
Don Adán solicita el préstamo por la cantidad de L. 15,000.00 lempiras a un plazo de cuatro meses para poder invertir en esta temporada navideña en variedad de estilos de zapatos, sandalia, tenis y botas para ofrecer a sus clientes.
Don Adán su sueño es poder abrir otra tienda de zapatos.

Tegucigalpa, 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
  • 41
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,370,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Adan to buy shoes, sandals, tennis shoes and boots for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013