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Maria Julia
Sra. María is 48 years old, single, and has two dependent children. For the past 10 years, she has been in the business of selling soft drinks, chicken, cured meats, bottled water, donuts, candy, vegetables, and bread. Her business is located in a community of San Lorenzo, which is in southern Honduras.

Doña María conducts her sales Monday through Sunday. Her customers include friends, neighbors in the community, and fishermen. She is requesting a loan so that she can buy groceries such as oil, coffee, sugar, powdered milk, toilet paper, soft drinks, water, bread, rice, beans, and other items. With her profits and the support of this loan, she will be able to move forward and continue improving her business.

Doña María dreams of improving her business even more so that it is among the strongest in the community.

San Lorenzo, Honduras – March 2013

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La señora María de 48 años de edad es soltera tiene dos hijos que depende de ella, se dedica desde hace 10 años al negocio de venta de fresco, pollo, embutidos, agua en bolsa, churros, duces, verduras y pan su negocio está ubicado en una comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras.
Doña María sus ventas son de lunes a domingo y sus clientes son los amigos y vecinos de la comunidad y pescadores.
Doña María está solicitando el préstamo para compra de abarrotería como aceite, café, azúcar, leche en polvo, papel higiénico, frescos, agua, pan, arroz, frijoles, etc. Y Con las ganancias y el apoyo de este préstamo desea salir adelante y seguir mejorando su negocio.
Doña María su sueño es mejorar más su negocio y que sea uno de los más fuertes de la comunidad.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Marzo 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
  • 79
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    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 $325 helped Maria Julia to buy oil, coffee, sugar, powdered milk, toilet paper, soft drinks, water, bread, rice, beans, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2013
Apr 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013