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Juana is 58 years old and lives with her husband in their home in a community of San Lorenzo in the Valle Department of southern Honduras. She has been selling grocery products for 15 years and she also sells bundles of firewood.

Juana is open Monday through Sunday, with her customers coming to see her every day. Her business is located in her home.

Juana is asking for a loan to buy grocery products such as lard, eggs, oil, toilet paper, chicken, beef, canned goods, tomato paste, spaghetti, and soft drinks. With the help of this loan, she hopes to increase her inventory and, accordingly, her profits, so she will be able to meet her obligations.

Juana's dream is to keep her business going.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - May 2013.
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La Señora Juana, de 58 años, vive con su esposo , en su casa de habitación ubicada en una comunidad de San Lorenzo , Valle en la zona sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 15 años a la venta de productos alimenticios y también tiene a la venta lo que son cargas de leña.
Doña Juana vende de lunes a domingo en donde sus clientes le visitan todos los días su negocio está ubicado en el local de su casa.
Doña Juana está solicitando el préstamo para compra de productos alimenticios como manteca, huevos, aceite, papel higiénico, pollo, carne, embutidos, pastas de tomate, espaguetis y refrescos, con el apoyo de este préstamo pretende incrementar mas su inventario y por ende sus ganancias, para así poder salir cumplir con sus compromisos.
Doña Juana su sueño es mantener siempre su negocio.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Mayo 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
  • 77
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.2
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Juana to buy lard, eggs, oil, toilet paper, chicken, beef, canned goods, tomato paste, spaghetti, and soft drinks for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2013
Jun 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014