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Antonia Del Carmen

Update on Antonia Del Carmen

Antonia’s a micro businesswoman in her community and her main source of income is selling tortillas at wholesale and retail; she does this at home.

Antonia’s customers are grocery stores and factory employees in the city. She’s been in this occupation for 14 years and was able to build her house thanks to this business.

Antonia is asking for another loan since her previous one was of great help to her because she repaired the stove she had that consumed much wood. Now, she wants to buy corn and firewood because they are difficult to get in winter at a good price. She dreams with having a semi-industrial tortilla shop and to be able to increase her sales and profits to be able to retire a bit from the fire’s smoke that damages her health.

Danlí, Honduras – September, 2013
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La señora Antonia es una micro empresaria de su comunidad y su fuente principal de ingresos es la venta de tortillas al por mayor y al detalle, esto lo hace desde su casa de habitación.
Doña Antonia cuenta con la clientela como ser pulperías y empleados de diferentes fabricas de la ciudad tiene de dedicarse a esta actividad desde hace 14 años y con dicho negocio pudo construir su de su casa.
Doña Antonia está solicitando otro préstamo ya que el anterior fue de mucha ayuda porque realizo las mejoras en el fogón que tenia porque le consumía mucha leña, ahora ella quiere comprar maíz y leña porque en el invierno es difícil conseguirlo a buen precio, ella sueña con tener una tortillera semi industrial y poder incrementar sus ventas y así sus ganancias para poder retirarse un poco del humo de fuego ya que le hace daño a su salud.

Danlí, Honduras – Septiembre 2013

Previous Loan Details

Antonia has been making and selling tortillas from her home for 11 years. Her main customers are her neighbours. Antonia is well known among her neighbours for her kindness, her honesty and her gift of service. She has taken several loans with Prisma and has been punctual. She now wants to in... More from Antonia Del Carmen's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,985,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Antonia Del Carmen to buy corn and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014