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Maria Del Carmen

Update on Maria Del Carmen

María del Carmen is 61 and married. She lives with her husband, has no children who depend on her, and lives in the community of San Lorenzo, a valley in southern Honduras. She has her own house and for five years has been selling new clothing, fruit drinks, chips and frozen treats.

María works from her home and also door to door. Her customers are friends, and people who know her and pass by her home. Maria is a hard-working woman with the desire to succeed.

She is requesting a loan to buy fruit drinks, chips, bread, bottled water, blackberry drink, milk, etc. She is very happy to continue working with Prisma. With the income she gets from her sales, Maria hopes she will improve her well-being as she has several projects for this year. One of her dreams is to improve her business.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - April 2013
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La señora María del Carmen de 61 años de edad es casada vive con su esposo, no tiene hijos que dependen de ella, vive en la comunidad de San Lorenzo, valle al sur de Honduras, tiene casa propia y se dedica desde hace 05 años a la venta de ropa nueva, frescos, churros y paletas.
Doña María su actividad la realiza en su casa y también de forma ambulante, sus clientes son los amigos y personas que la conocen y que pasan por su casa.
Doña María es una mujer trabajadora con deseos de salir adelante, está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de frescos, churros, pan, aguas, mora, leches, etc. está muy contenta de seguir trabajando con Prisma.
Doña María con las ganancias que obtenga por sus ventas espera que mejore su bienestar ya que tiene varios proyectos para este año y uno de sus sueños es mejorar su negocio.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Abril del 2013

Previous Loan Details

Sra. Carmen is 60 years old and married. All of her children are independent. She has had a business selling dairy goods and new clothing for six years. She lives in the city of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. She sells her wares as a street vendor in the neighborhoods and suburbs. She owns her... More from Maria Del Carmen'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
  • 19.2
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Maria Del Carmen to buy fruit drinks, chips, bread, bottled water, blackberry drink, milk, etc. for the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013