Santos is 58 years old. He has one child who is dependent on him and his wife, who also helps him with their expenses. He lives in a community in Choluteca in southern Honduras.
For 10 years, Santos has worked at his grocery store business selling basic staples. His customers are students from the nearby school, neighbors, and friends who visit him every day.
Santos is requesting this loan in order to purchase products for his business, like bread, soft drinks, water, sugar, coffee, rice, beans, etc. In addition, he wants to buy supplies to plant his cornfield during the off-season.
With the support from this loan, Santos hopes to improve his earnings and his quality of life. His dreams are to get electrical power in his house and that the road will be improved.
El señor Santos de 58 años de edad, tiene un hijo que depende de él y de su esposa que también le ayuda en sus gastos, vive en una comunidad de Choluteca, al sur de Honduras.
Don Santos se dedica desde hace 10 años al negocio de venta de de abarrotería como ser productos de la canasta familiar y sus clientes son los alumnos de la escuela aledaña, vecinos y amigos que a diario le visitan.
Don Santos está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de productos para su negocio como pan, frescos, agua, azúcar, café, arroz, frijoles, etc. y además desea comprar insumos para hacer su milpa en la época de postrera.
Don Santos con el apoyo del préstamo desea mejorar sus ingresos y su calidad de vida, su sueño es tener energía eléctrica en su casa y que le mejoren la carretera.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Julio del 2013.
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.