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Marlen Argelia
Young Marlen R. has a small grocery store in her home. She gets up at 5:00 am to do housework and later opens her business at 6:00 am to attend to her customers. She lives with her mom and has a 2 year old son. She has the responsibility of raising her son alone since her husband had to emigrate to the United States to be able to provide his family with a better quality of life. But as it has not been possible for him to help them, she has worked for more than 4 years in her grocery store. On Saturdays and Sundays she studies at the University. She is studying for a teaching degree. She lives 10 kilometers from the city.
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la joven Marlen R. tiene una pulperia en su casa de habitacion, ella se levanta a las 5 de la mañana para hacer los trabajos de la casa y luego abre su negocio a las 6am para atender a sus clientes, ella vive con la mama y tiene un niño de dos años, a ella le ha tocado criar sola a su hijo ya que su esposo tuvo que emigrar a los Estados Unidos para poder darles una mejor calidad de vida a su familia, pero como que no ha sido posible que el les ayude. ella trabaja hace mas de 4 años en su pulperia. los sabados y domingos estudia en la Universidad, ella esta estuando una licenciatura en pedagogia. ella vive a 10 kilimetros de la ciudad.

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
  • 53
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,873,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Marlen Argelia to buy rice, sugar, coffee, churros, eggs, lard, bleach, soap, sauces, bread, soft drinks, cookies, milk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009