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Roberto is 43 years old. He lives with his sister at her house located in the small town of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. For the last 20 years, he has been traveling to different communities to sell firewood, fruit and livestock. Roberto has a well-established clientele; he sells his fruit to customers who are friends that visit him daily.

Roberto is seeking a loan so that he can purchase more fruits such as melons, watermelons, oranges, mangoes, avocados, pineapples, and apples, as well as shots for his livestock. He also wants to buy loads of corn. Roberto's dream is to have a healthy business and use his earnings to continue to improve his house.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - February 2013.
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El Señor Roberto de 43 años, vive con su hermana , en su casa de habitación ubicada en una aldea de San Lorenzo , al sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 20 años a la venta de cargas de leña, frutas, y también ganado, el sale a vender a diferentes comunidades.
Don Roberto tiene su clientela establecida, el vende lo que son frutas sus cliente son amigos que a diario le visitan.
Don Roberto está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de más frutas como ser melones, sandillas, naranjas, mango, aguacates, piña, manzanas e inyecciones para el ganado y también compra cargas de maíz que son otras de sus actividades.
Don Roberto su sueño es poder tener un negocio bien fuerte y con las ganancias poder mejorar más su casa de habitación.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Febrero 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
  • 78
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Roberto to purchase melons, watermelons, oranges, mangoes, avocados, pineapples, apples, and corn, as well as shots for his livestock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014