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Marina Elena
Señora Marina is 49 years old, lives with her spouse, and has 2 children who depend on her. She lives in a neighbourhood of Tegucigalpa, in the central zone of Honduras. For 8 years she has dedicated herself to selling new and used clothing.

Doña Marina's customers are her neighbours, friends, and also her coworkers, as she works at a cleaning company. She is a very hard-working woman who wants to get ahead in life.

Doña Marina needs this loan to purchase pants, dresses, skirts, shirts, bathing suits, etc. She hopes that this investment will help her improve her quality of life and that of her family by offering more products to her customers.

Doña Marina's dream is that her business will become bigger and can always help her family.
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La señora Marina de 49 años de edad, vive con su esposo y tiene 2 hijos que depende de ella, vive en un barrio de Tegucigalpa, en la zona centro de Honduras, se dedica a la venta de ropa nueva y usada desde hace 8 años.
Doña Marina sus clientes son los vecinos, amigos y también sus compañeros de trabajo ya que labora en una compañía de limpieza es una mujer muy luchadora que desea salir adelante.
Doña Marina el préstamo lo necesita para la compra de pantalones, vestidos, faldas, camisas, calzonetas, etc. Espera que esta inversión le ayude a mejorar un poco su calidad de vida y la de su familia al tener más productos que ofrecer a sus clientes.
Doña Marina su sueño es que su negocio sea más grande y poder ayudar siempre a su familia.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras – Julio 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
  • 38
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,990,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Marina Elena to purchase pants, dresses, skirts, shirts, bathing suits, etc. for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014