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Juan is an honest, responsible, and hardworking young man who lives with his parents and siblings in southern Honduras.

He has a grocery store and he will use the money from this loan to buy rice, lard, beans, bread, sugar, churros, soft drinks, eggs, cheese, butter, water, cookies, salsas, pasta, condiments, etc. He expects his sales to increase and to have more products on hand to offer the customers who visit him. In this way he can make a little more profit with which to improve his family’s quality of life.

In a few years he expects his business to begin growing until it becomes a mini market with a large variety of products. In this way he will be able to support his parents and siblings, so that they will live under better conditions and so that his siblings will finish their schooling and can convert themselves into persons of means with better opportunities.
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El joven Juan es una persona honesta responsable y muy trabajadora, vive junto a sus padres y hermanos al sur de Honduras.
Juan su negocio es una pulpería. El préstamo lo necesita para la compra de arroz, manteca, frijoles, pan, azúcar, churros, refrescos, huevos, queso, mantequilla, agua, galletas, salsas, pastas, condimentos, etc. Con el préstamo espera que las ventas aumenten en su negocio y tener más producto que ofrecer a los clientes que lo visitan y con esto poder recibir un poco mas de ingresos para mejorar el estilo de vida de su familia.
Juan en unos años espera que su negocio crezca hasta convertirse en un mini mercadito con amplia variedad de productos y así apoyar a sus padres y hermanos para que vivan de una mejor manera y que sus hermanos terminen sus estudios para que se conviertan en personas de bien y con mejores oportunidades.

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
  • 78
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Juan to stock his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013