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Iris is a young woman who is 28 years of age. She lives in her own home with her husband and two children in the community of San Lorenzo, which is in southern Honduras. Iris sells tortillas based on the orders she receives.

She delivers tortillas to different restaurants in the area and also to several neighbors who live near her house. Iris sells based on orders. She is hardworking and enjoys getting ahead.

Iris is requesting a loan so that she can buy shipments of corn, firewood, and lime at a good price. The demand from her customers requires that she buy these items and store them. Her dream is to make improvements to her home.

San Lorenzo, Honduras – February 2013

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La Joven Iris de 28 años, vive con su esposo y dos hijos, en su casa de habitación ubicada en una comunidad de San Lorenzo en la zona sur de Honduras, se dedica a la venta de tortillas en donde las tiene de encargo.
Iris entrega las tortillas que elabora a diferentes restaurantes de la zona y también a varios vecinos que viven cerca de su casa, vende encargo, es muy trabajadora y también le gusta salir adelante.
Iris está solicitando el préstamo para compra de cargas de maíz, leña y cal ya que se las están dando a buen precio y por la demanda que tiene de clientes requiere comprarlo para así tenerlo almacenado.
Iris su sueño mejorar 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
  • 81
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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 $325 helped Iris to buy corn, firewood, and lime.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013