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Update on Dora

Dora is 45 and has a dependent son. She lives with her husband in their house in San Lorenzo is southern Honduras. For six years, Dora's business has been selling beverages, candies, and new underwear as a street vendor, visiting local residents to sell them her merchandise. Dora also sells tacos, enchiladas, and beverages on Saturdays and Sundays. She is hardworking and strives every day to provide for her family.

Dora is applying for a loan to buy bananas, potatoes, yucas, onions, tomatoes, patastes, rice, cheese, butter, and underwear to sell. She hopes to improve her financial situation with this loan. She is pleased to continue working with Prism. Her dream is to make improvements to her house.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - March 2013
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La señora Dora de 45 años de edad, tiene un hijo que depende de ella, vive con su esposo, en su casa propia, en la comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras.
Doña Dora se dedica desde hace 06 años al negocio de venta de frescos, golosinas y ropa interior nueva, su venta la realiza de forma ambulante, visita a los pobladores de su comunidad para ofrecerles sus productos.
Doña Dora también vende tacos, enchiladas y refrescos los días sábado y domingo, es una señora trabajadora que lucha día con día para sacar adelante a su familia.
Doña Dora está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de plátanos, papas, yucas, cebollas, tomates, patastes, arroz, queso, mantequilla etc. y también quiere comprar ropa interior para la venta, con el apoyo del préstamo espera que mejore un poco su situación económica está muy contenta de seguir trabajando con Prisma.
Doña Dora su sueño es mejorar su casa.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Marzo del 2013

Previous Loan Details

Dora lives in a community in Nacaome, Valle. She lives with her husband and her two children, and works selling fried potatoes, enchiladas, fried yucca, tacos, and soft drinks. She has her business in her house and her customers come every day to enjoy her dishes and refreshments. She is reque... More from Dora's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 81
    View loans »
    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.6
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Dora to buy bananas, potatoes, yucas, onions, tomatoes, patastes, rice, cheese, and butter for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013