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Maritza is 50 years old. She is single and lives with her father. She has no dependent children. For the past 6 years she has run a grocery store business, selling sweets, ice-pops, tamales, food items and soups. She has her own home where customers visit in order to buy their snacks.

Maritza would like to invest in her business as she was not able to look after it for a time because her father was ill, and now she needs capital to restock it and to be able to provide her customers with a better service.

Maritza is requesting this loan to buy food items for her store, such as sugar, beans, rice, coffee, cheese bread, butter, eggs, potato crisps and soft drinks, etc. This will enable her to make a living so that she can imrpove slightly her and her family’s quality of life.

Maritza is very happy to continue working with Prisma. This is her fifth loan request.
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La señora Maritza de 50 años de edad es soltera, vive con su padre no tiene hijos que dependen de ella, se dedica desde hace 06 años al negocio de venta abarrotería, golosinas, paletas, tamales, comida y sopas, tiene casa propia y sus clientes le visitan en su casa para comprar sus golosinas.
Doña Martiza desea invertir en su negocio porque por motivos de enfermedad de su padre lo descuido y necesita de capital para volverlo a surtir y poder atender mejor a sus clientes.
Doña Martiza está solicitando el préstamo para compra de productos alimenticios como azúcar, frijoles, arroz, café, pan queso, mantequilla, huevos, churros, refrescos etc. para invertirlos en su pulpería y tener ganancias que le permitan mejorar un poco su calidad de vida y el de su familia.
Doña Martiza está muy contenta de seguir trabajando con Prisma es su quinto préstamo que solicita.

San Lorenzo, 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.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 52
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,382,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maritza to buy sugar, beans, rice, coffee, cheese bread, butter, eggs, potato crisps and soft drinks, etc. for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013