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Mayra Petrona
Mayra lives in the city of Tegucigalpa. She is not married and lives with her married children. Since she was 15, she has been dedicated to the sale of tortillas, which she prepares at home. Then, beginning at 11:00 am she sells them at the main entrance of the market in the city.

Mayra's clients prefer her tortillas because of their quality and her good service. Thanks to the business she was able to help her children. She is now requesting a loan for 15,000 lempiras ($775) for a period of 12 months in order to buy cement, bricks, rods and sand for the construction of a wall in the front part of her home.

Mayra's dream is to be able to finish building her home and offer a better quality of life for her children and grandchildren.
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La señora Mayra, vive en la ciudad de Tegucigalpa, es soltera y vive con sus hijos que ya están casados, desde hace quince se dedica a la elaboración y venta de tortillas, que prepara en su casa y luego a partir de las 11:00 am ella instala su negocio en la entrada principal de un mercado de la ciudad.
Doña Mayra sus clientes la prefieren por la calidad de sus tortillas y la buena atención, gracias a este negocio logro sacar adelante a sus hijos y ahora está solicitando el crédito por valor de L. 15,000.00 lempiras a un plazo de 12 meses para comprar cemento, ladrillos, varillas y arena la construcción de un muro en la parte frontal de su vivienda
Doña Mayra su sueño es poder terminar la construcción de su casa y poder ofrecer una mejor calidad de vida a sus hijos y nietos.

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
  • 55
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,863,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Mayra Petrona to buy cement, bricks, sand, and rods for her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013