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G.s San Francisco Group
In this Group: Maria Del Carmen, Yesmin
María, 60, is married, has no children that depend on her, and lives in the community of San Lorenzo in the south of Honduras. She has her own house and has been making a living selling new and used clothing for the last four years. She makes her sales on foot.

Maria and Yesmin form the group San Francisco

María is a hard-working woman who wants to get her family ahead. She does everything, selling tortillas, clothing, candy, and also working in houses. She is the leader of the group and is a working example for the others.

María is requesting the loan for the purchase of new clothes such as skirts, pants, dresses, blouses, shirts and swimwear. She wishes to take advantage of the summer season.

María, just like her fellow group member, is very happy to continue working with Prisma and her wish is that her business will improve.

Maria's dream is to improve her house and Yesmin dreams that her business will become larger. Yesmin has made a living selling candy for the last three years.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - January 2013
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Maria and Yesmin forman el grupo San Francisco

La señora María de 60 años de edad es casada, no tiene hijos que dependen de ella, vive en una comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras, tiene casa propia y se dedica desde hace 04 años a la venta de ropa usada y nueva, su venta la realiza de forma ambulante.
Doña María es una mujer trabajadora y que quiere sacar a su familia adelante, hace de todo vende tortillas, ropa, golosinas y también trabaja en casas, es la líder del grupo es un ejemplo de trabajo para las demás.
Doña María está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de ropa nueva como ser faldas, pantalones, vestidos, blusas, camisetas y calzonetas, desea aprovechar esta época de verano.
Doña María al igual que su compañera de grupo está muy contenta de seguir trabajando con Prisma y sus deseos es que sus negocios se mejoren.
Doña María su sueño es mejorar su casa.
Doña Yesmin se dedica a la venta de golosinas desde hace 3 años su sueño es que negocio sea más grande.

San Lorenzo, 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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,870,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of G.s San Francisco Group's $825 loan helped a member to buy skirts, pants, dresses, blouses, shirts and swimwear for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013