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Santos Isabela
Santos is 52 years old and a single mother. Her children do not depend on her. She lives in San Lorenzo in the south of Honduras. She does not have her own house. For three years, she has sold undergarments, used clothing, plastics and cosmetics.
Santos customers are her friends and neighbors who she visits daily. Her sales are done by delivery. She is a single woman who fights every day to make progress on her house and for her family.
Santos is requesting a loan to purchase undergarments like underwear, bras, shirts, skirts and plastic items for her other business. At the moment, she doesn’t have a lot of products and the demand is strong. She wants to invest in order to have better profits and improve her quality of life a little.
Santos is happy to continue working with Prisma. Her dream is to own a home.
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La señora Santos de 52 años de edad es madre soltera, y sus hijos no dependen de ella, vive en una comunidad de San Lorenzo al sur de Honduras, no tiene casa propia y se dedica desde hace 03 años al negocio de venta de ropa interior, ropa usada, plásticos y cosméticos.
Doña Santos sus clientes son los amigos y vecinos que visita a diario, su venta es de manera ambulante, es una mujer sola que lucha día a día para sacar adelante su casa y su familia.
Doña Santos está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de ropa interior como ser blúmeres, calzoncillos, braseares pantalones, camisas, faldas y plásticos que es su otro negocio. Por los momentos tiene poco producto y la demanda es bastante fuerte y desea invertir para así lograr tener mejores utilidades y por ende mejorar un poco su calidad de vida.
Doña Santos está contenta de seguir trabajando con Prisma, su sueño es tener una casa.

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
  • 33
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,990,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Santos Isabela purchase plates, cups, dishes, plates, undergarments and clothing for her businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014