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Maria Elena
María is an honest and hardworking person who lives in a community in southern Honduras with her daughters and grandchildren. She has had a used clothing business for five years.

María sells on foot in different neighborhoods and areas close to her community. She needs a loan to buy more raw material, such as pants, shirts, skirts, blouses, shorts, dresses, etc.

María expects the loan to help her greatly because thanks to it she will have the garments she needs to meet the requests and needs of her customers. She also expects her sales to increase, which will allow her to improve her and her family's lifestyle a little.

María hopes to expand her business, which will allow her to keep supporting her family and make their goals and dreams come true so they can live better.

Choluteca, Honduras – July 2013
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La señora María es una persona honesta y trabajadora vive en una comunidad al sur de Honduras junto a sus hijas y nietos. Su negocio es la venta de ropa usada desde hace 5 años.
Doña María sale a vender de manera ambulante en los distintos barrios y colonias cercanos a su comunidad. Necesita el préstamo para la compra de más materia prima como ser: pantalones, camisas, faldas, blusas, shorts, vestidos, etc.
Doña María espera que el préstamo le sirva de mucho ya que gracias a el contara con las prendas necesarias para satisfacer los pedidos y necesidades de los clientes además espera que sus ventas aumenten y gracias a esto poder mejorar un poco su estilo de vida y la de su familia.
Doña María espera aumentar su negocio y de esta manera seguir apoyando a su familia y cumplir las metas y sueños de los mismos para que vivan de una mejor manera.

Choluteca, Honduras – Julio 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
  • 85
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Maria Elena to buy pants, shirts, skirts, blouses, shorts, dresses, etc. for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014