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Maria Estela
María Estela is 33 years old. She and her husband have five children who are dependent, and live with them in the community of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. María Estela has been selling tortillas for 5 years, and her clients are friends, neighbors, and people who come by to buy her products.

She is requesting the loan because she wants to capitalize her business by buying the raw materials needed to produce tortillas such as corn, wood, and lime.

María is very happy to keep working with Prisma. Her dream is to improve her home.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - February 2013
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La señora María Estela de 33 años de edad, tiene cinco hijos que dependen de ella y de su esposo, vive con sus hijos y su conyugue en su casa en la comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras.
Doña María Estela se dedica desde hace 05 años a la actividad de venta de de tortillas, sus clientes son los amigos, vecinos y personas que la visitan para comprar sus productos.
Doña María Estela solicita el préstamo porque quiere capitalizar su negocio comprando la materia prima que necesita para elaborar las tortillas como ser maíz, leña y cal.
Doña María Estela, está muy contenta de seguir trabajando con Prisma
Doña María su sueño es mejorar su casa.

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
  • 48
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Maria Estela purchase corn, wood, and lime for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013