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Mr. Ubenseslao O. is 54 years old, married, and has three children who live with him in his house and help him fish and trap crabs. This business has been in the family for a long time. Ubenseslao goes out to sea every day very early according to the tides. He takes his lunch with him so he can stay out at sea for a long time and catch more fish. Sometimes he can catch more than 150 male crabs, and the female crabs are not allowed to be removed from the sea.

Don Ubenses, as he is known in the area, is a humble person without a lot of wealth. He supports his family from the earnings he receives selling crabs and fish. He will use the loan to buy dried fish to resell and be able to earn a bit more money.

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El señor Ubenseslao O. tiene 54 años de edad, esta casado y tiene tres hijos que viven con el en su casa y le ayudan a pescar y sacar canechos.
Este negocio es un patrimonio de familia ya desde hace mucho tiempo su familia se a dedicado a dicha actividad.
Ubenseslao sale al mar todos los dias muy temprano dependiendo las mareas, lleva su almuerzo para estar mas tiempo en el mar y asi poder sacar mas peces.
A veces pesca mas de 150 canechos machos ya que las hembras es prohibido sacarlas del mar.
Don Ubenses como se le conoce en el area es una perssona humilde de escasos recursos que sostiene a su familia de sus ingresos que recibe de la venta de los canechos y del pescado.
el credito lo utilizara para la compra de pescado seco para revender y obtener de esa manera obtener un poco mas de ingresos.

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
  • 89
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,205,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 18.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Ubesnceslao buy fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 20, 2012