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Martha Elena
Martha lives in Tegucigalpa and has two children who depend on her. Her husband passed away a few months ago, so she is the sole provider. Her children attend school. She studied clothes making ten years ago and she started providing services to her friends. Since then, she has had steady customers and neighbors who bring their clothing in for repair.

Martha, thanks to her business and her husband’s encouragement, built various rooms which generate other income because she rents them out. She is very friendly, charismatic, and well known in her neighborhood.

Martha is asking for this loan in order to buy cement, rods, sand, and bricks which she will use to build a wall in the inside part of her house. It’s currently made out of wood and her dream is to see it nicely finished.
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La señora Martha vive en la ciudad de Tegucigalpa, tiene dos hijos los cuales depende solo de ella ya que su esposo falleció hace algunos meses, sus hijos están estudiando,hace diez años que ella estudio corte y confección de ropa, por lo que inicio ofreciéndole sus servicios a las amigas, desde entonces ya cuenta con clientas fijas y vecino que les hace reparaciones a sus prendas.
Doña Martha gracias a su negocio y con el apoyo de su esposo construyo varios cuartos los cuales le sirven como otros ingresos ya que los alquila, es muy amable y carismática en su colonia es muy conocida.
Doña Martha solicita el préstamo para la compra de cemento, varillas, arena y ladrillos materiales que ocupa para la construcción de una pared en la parte interna de su casa, actualmente se encuentra de madera y su sueño es verla terminada y muy bonita.

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.

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About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,870,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Martha Elena to buy building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013