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Maria Santos
María, 52, lives in her house located in the southern part of Honduras. For the last ten years she’s been selling groceries and also sells tamales on weekends. María’s business as others is located in her community’s municipal market where all her customers call on her.

María’s requesting the loan to buy more products like rice, beans, shortening, eggs, chicken, noodles, sauces and basic grains to increase inventory and earn higher profits since her clientele has grown and they seek variety of products. María’s dream is to expand the business more.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - May, 2013
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La Señora María de 52 años, vive en su casa de habitación ubicada en la zona sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 10 años a la venta de productos alimenticios y también vende tamales los fines de semana.
Doña María entre otros su negocio está ubicado en el mercado municipal de su comunidad en donde le visitan todos su clientes.
Doña María está solicitando el préstamo para comprar más productos como ser arroz, frijoles, manteca, huevos, pollo, espaguetis, salsas, granos básicos y así incrementar más su inventario y obtener más ganancias ya que su clientela ha aumentado y le buscan diversidad de productos.
Doña María su sueño ampliar mas 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
  • 53
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,870,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Santos to buy stock merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014