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Elvia, age 24, has three dependent children. She is from the Guayabo community in the Nacaome Valley in southern Honduras. She lives in her own house with her husband.

For two years she has been selling fresh food and sweets like tacos, enchiladas, ‘tajaditas’ [fried plantains], and churros, etc. Her customers are the students at the neighboring school. Her customers are also friends and people who come to her house every day. Elvia is a hard-working woman with the desire to get ahead. This is because she has three children to get ahead. She has her own house, and her husband helps her in the home.

Elvia is requesting the loan to buy sand, cement, and grit and to pay for labor. She wishes to plaster her house in order to improve her quality of life. She is happy to continue working with Prisma and Kiva. This is the second loan she has requested.

Her dream is for her house to be beautiful.

San Lorenzo, Honduras April, 2014
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Elvia de 24 años de edad es madre de 3 hijos que depende de ella, radica en la comunidad de él Guayabo, Nacaome Valle al sur de Honduras, vive en casa de propia con su conyugue y se dedica desde hace 2 años a la venta de frescos , golosinas como tacos, enchiladas, tajaditas, churros, etc. sus clientes son los estudiantes de la escuela aledaña a su casa, también amigos y personas que a diario llegan a su casa ELVIA es una mujer trabajadora con deseos de salir adelante, ya que tiene tres hijos que sacar adelante, tiene casa propia y tiene esposo que le ayuda en el hogar.
Elvia está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de arena, cemento, arenilla y mano de obra ya que desea repellar su casa para mejorar su calidad de vida, esta contenta de seguir trabajando con Prisma y Kiva es su segundo préstamo que solicita.
Su sueño es ver su casa bonita.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Abril del 2014.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,371,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Elvia to buy sand, cement, and grit and to pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2014
Jun 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014