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Iris is a good enterprising, responsible, and hardworking woman who lives with her husband in a southern Honduran community. She buys and sells fish and makes tortillas. Iris needs this loan to buy fish, corn, firewood, and salt. She expects to increase her sales because she will have more product to offer her customers. Iris expects to cover her necessities and hopes that her and her family’s situation improves with this investment.

She hopes that within one year her business will be set up like the biggest and best known in her neighborhood and to be able to continue supporting persons of means.
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La señora Iris es una muy buena persona emprendedora, responsable y trabajadora vive con su hijo en una comunidad al sur de Honduras. Su negocio es compra y venta de pescado y fabrica de tortillas.
Doña Iris el préstamo lo necesita para la compra de pescado, maíz, leña y cal, con el préstamo ella espera el aumento de las ventas debido a que contara con más producto que ofrecer a los clientes.
Doña Iris espera cubrir sus necesidades, así mismo desea que su situación y la de su familia mejoren con esta inversión.
Doña Iris espera que en 1 año su negocio este posicionado como el negocio más grande y conocido de su caserío y poder seguir apoyando a su hijo a que se conviertan en personas de bien.

Choluteca, Honduras – Enero del 2013

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
  • 77
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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 $425 helped Iris to buy supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013