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Sra. Maris is 45 years old and lives with her son. They have a house in the neighborhood of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. For the past 25 years, Maris has been selling rice, beans, eggs, spaghetti, chicken, meat, pork chops, lard, and other products. Her business is in her home and her customers include neighbors and friends who visit her on a daily basis.

Doña Maris is requesting a loan in order to buy more products for her store such as rice, beans, eggs, chicken, meat, sauces, pasta, bread, soft drinks, juices, milk, salt, water, coffee, snacks, and other items. She wants to buy in bulk for the Christmas season since she sells more around this time. This will help her generate more profit and gradually improve her quality of life.

Her dream is to grow her business and convert it into a small market.

San Lorenzo, Honduras – November 2012

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La Señora Maris de 45 años de edad, vive con su hijo, en su casa de habitación en un barrio de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 25 años a la venta de arroz, frijoles, huevos, espaguetis, pollo, carne, chuleta, manteca entre otros, tiene su negocio en su casa y sus clientes son los vecinos y amigos que a diario le visitan
Doña Maris está solicitando el préstamo para compra de más productos para su pulpería como arroz, frijoles, huevos, pollo, carne, salsas, pastas, pan refrescos, jugos leches, sal, aguas, café, churros, etc.
Doña Maris quiere compra al por mayor para la temporada navideña ya que es la época que mas vende y así poder obtener ganancias y mejorar un poco su calidad de vida
Doña Maris su sueño es hacer crecer su negocio y convertirlo en un mercadito.

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
  • 35
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,985,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Maris to buy rice, beans, eggs, chicken, meat, sauces, pasta, bread, soft drinks, juices, milk, salt, water, coffee, snacks, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014