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Ismael, 39, lives with his wife in his home in the south of Honduras. For eight years, he has been selling vegetables, such as onions, tomatoes, sweet chilis, yuca, and cucumbers. He also sells plastic items such as plates, cups, trays, etc.

Ismael's clients are his neighbors and friends who visit his business daily. He makes sales from Monday to Sunday. This is his first loan.

Ismael is applying for this loan to buy more potatoes, green plantains, onions, chayote, green chilis, large pans, sieves, etc. These last items are for his second business. He is happy that he can start working with Prisma.

Ismael's dream is to be able to provide for his children in terms of their studies and for them become good people.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - May 2013.
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El Señor Ismael de 39 años, vive con su esposa en su casa de habitación ubicada en la zona sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 08 años a la venta de verduras como ser cebolla, tomates, chile dulce, yuca, pepinos y también vende plásticos como ser platos, tasas, bandejas, etc.
Don Ismael sus clientes son vecinos y amigos que a diario le visitan en su negocio, el vende de lunes a domingo y es primera vez que está tramitando un crédito.
Don Ismael está solicitando el préstamo para comprar más papas, plátanos verdes, cebollas, patastes, chiles verdes, pailas, pazcones, etc. estos últimos para su segundo negocio, está contento de poder empezar a trabajar con Prima.
Don Ismael su sueño poder sacar adelante a sus hijos en los estudios y que sean personas de bien.

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
  • 43
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,371,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Ismael to buy potatoes, green plantains, onions, chayote, green chilis, large pans, sieves, etc. for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014