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Petronila is 32, she is a single mom, has two dependent children and lives in the community of San Lorenzo, South of Honduras, she owns her house and works selling new and used clothing. Petronila also sells food items such as tacos, enchiladas and slices of plantain with chicken, she is a street vendor and goes to neighborhoods and areas of her community, her customers prefer her products due to the good prices and variety she offers, in addition to her personalized customer service. Petronila is requesting a loan to buy skirts, dresses, blouses, shirts, underwear, as well as to buy potatoes, pear squash, onions, peppers, plantains, etc.; which is her other activity.

Petronila hopes that with the loan her quality of life will improve a bit, she is very happy to continue to work with Prisma.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - April 2013
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La señora Petronila de 32 años de edad es madre soltera, tiene 02 hijos que dependen de ella, vive en la comunidad del San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras, tiene casa propia y se dedica desde hace 03 años a la venta de ropa usada y nueva.
Doña Petronila también vende golosinas como ser tacos, enchiladas y tajadas de plátano con pollo, su venta es ambulante en los barrios y colonias de su comunidad, sus clientes le prefieren por sus buenos precios y variedad en sus productos, además de su atención que es personalizada.
Doña Petronila está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de faldas, vestidos, blusas, camisas, calzonetas y también para compra de papas, patastes, cebollas, chiles, plátanos etc. que es su otra actividad.
Doña Petronila con el apoyo del préstamo espera que mejore un poco su calidad de vida al tener más ganancias en su negocio, está muy contenta de trabajar con Prisma.

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
  • 71
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.0
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Petronila to buy skirts, dresses, blouses, shirts, underwear, as well as to buy potatoes, pear squash, onions, peppers, plantains, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2013
Jun 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013