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Maria Cristina
María is a very hard-working and responsible person. She lives with her family in a department in the south of Honduras. For 7 years she has been carrying out her business , which consists of selling perfumes and cosmetics. She runs her business out of a room in her house in the municipality where she lives. She also sells her products by travelling around in areas near to where she lives.

Maria needs the loan to buy creams, lotions, perfumes, vials, etc., which she uses to carry on with her work. She hopes to improve her business by increasing the diversity of her products, so that her sales increase. Her hope is that this will help her a lot, because currently she doesn't have enough products to be able to meet her customers' requests.

Thanks to the loan, she hopes to be able to improve her family's quality of life with the increase in household income. In the short term, she hopes to expand her business and thus to continue supporting her family and her children.

Choluteca, Honduras – Octubre del 2013
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La señora María es una persona muy trabajadora y responsable vive en una comunidad al sur de Honduras junto a su familia. Su negocio es la venta perfumería y cosméticos, desde hace 7 años, la cual funciona en su casa de habitación en el municipio donde vive.
Doña María también distribuye su producto en lugares cercanos que recorre ofreciendo. Necesita el préstamo para la compra de cremas, lociones, perfumes, glases, etc. productos para seguir realizando su trabajo.
Doña María espera mejorar su negocio aumentando la diversidad de sus productos, de tal manera que sus ventas aumenten y que este le sirva de mucho ya que no cuenta con los productos necesarios para cubrir los pedidos solicitados por sus clientes y gracias a esto espera poder mejorar la calidad de vida de la familia con el aumento de los ingresos en el hogar.
Doña María espera en un corto plazo hacer crecer su negocio y con esto poder seguir apoyando a su familia y a sus hijos.

Choluteca, Honduras – Octubre 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
  • 49
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,380,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria Cristina to buy cream, lotions, perfumes, vials, etc. for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014