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Maria Jose
María is an enterprising, honest, and serious young person. She lives with her two children and siblings in the south of Honduras. Her business is selling tortillas.

María needs the loan to buy corn, firewood, and lime. With the loan she hopes her business sales will increase and she'll have more merchandise to sell to her customers and cover their needs and so improve her economic situation.

María hopes that in the short term her business will continue growing and getting stronger and become the biggest, most profitable, and best known in her community. She also hopes to continue supporting her children and siblings so they become honest people with principles and values.

Choluteca, Honduras, February 2013
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La joven María es una persona emprendedora honesta y seria, vive con sus 2 hijos y hermanos en el sur de Honduras. Su negocio es la venta de tortillas.
Doña María el préstamo lo necesita para la compra de maíz, leña y cal. Con el préstamo espera que las ventas en su negocio aumenten al tener más mercancía que ofrecer a los clientes y cubrir las necesidades de los mismos y con esto mejorar la situación económica.
Doña María espera que a un corto plazo su negocio siga creciendo y consolidándose para que se convierta en la más grande rentable y reconocido de su colonia. Y seguir apoyando a sus hijos y hermanos para que se conviertan en personas honesta con principios y valores.

Choluteca, 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
  • 77
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Maria Jose to buy corn, firewood, and lime.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013