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G.s El Pantanal Group
In this Group: Maria Isabel, Cynthia, Sara Maribel
María is a very enterprising person. She lives with her four children in a community in the southern part of Honduras. She has worked selling soft drinks and used clothing for more than 12 years. María will use this loan to purchase soft drinks, pants, dresses, blouses, skirts, t-shirts, swimsuits, and other items. She hopes that the loan will increase her sales since she will have more fresh capital and more to offer to her customers who visit.

The group hopes that the loan will improve their financial situation and see it reflected with this investment. In a few years, María hopes that her business will be positioned as the largest and most well-known in the area so that she can continue supporting her family, who she hopes become good people for society.

Cynthia has had a business selling accessories for vehicles for four years and Sara has worked at her small grocery store for five years.
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La señora María es una persona muy emprendedora vive con sus 4 hijos en una comunidad al sur de Honduras. Su negocio es la venta de refrescos y ropa usada desde hace más de 12 años.
Doña María el préstamo lo necesita para la compra de refrescos, pantalones, vestidos, blusas, faldas, camisas, calzonetas, etc. Con el crédito espera el aumento de sus ventas debido a que contara con más capital fresco y que ofrecer a los clientes que la visitan.
Doña María al igual que sus compañeras de grupo espera que mejore su situación económica y que se vea reflejado con esta inversión. En unos años sueña con que su negocio este posicionado como el más grande y conocido de la zona y poder seguir apoyando a su familia a que se convierta en personas de bien para la sociedad .
Doña Cintya su negocio es la venta de accesorios para vehículos desde hace 4 años
Doña su negocio es la mini pulpería desde hace 5 años.

Choluteca, Honduras – Abril 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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    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 portion of G.s El Pantanal Group's $750 loan helped a member to purchase soft drinks, pants, dresses, blouses, skirts, t-shirts, and swimsuits for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2013
May 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014