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Update on Lesbia

Lesbia is a very hardworking and honest person. She lives in a community in the south of Honduras with her spouse and their two children. She has had a business buying and selling fish maw for the last five years. Her customers come to her home, where she sells them her products.

Lesbia's business is very well known in the community. She is asking for this loan to buy more products, like fish maw, sea slugs, silver perch, eel, bluegill fish, etc., that she needs to fill her customers' orders.

Lesbia hopes that the loan will help her a lot, because she will have enough stock to fill her orders and meet the needs of her clients, thanks to this loan. In addition, she hopes that her sales will increase. This way, she will make more earnings, leading to improvements in her family's lifestyle.

Lesbia's dream is to continue supporting her children in their studies so that they have better opportunities in life.

Choluteca, Honduras - June of 2013.
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La señora Lesbia es un persona muy trabajadora y honesta vive en una comunidad al sur de Honduras junto a su esposo y sus 2 hijos. Su negocio es la compra y venta de buche de pescado desde hace 5 años, los cuales vende desde su casa de habitación donde llegan sus clientes.
Doña Lesbia su negocio es muy conocido en la comunidad, está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de más producto como ser buche de pescado, babosa, curvina, anguila, pancha, etc. que necesita para la cubrir los pedidos de sus clientes.
Doña Lesbia espera que el préstamo le sirva de mucho ya que gracias a podrá contar con el producto necesario para satisfacer los pedidos y necesidades de sus clientes, además espera que sus ventas aumenten y con esto ganar más ingresos que beneficien el estilo de vida de su familia.
Doña Lesbia su sueño es seguir apoyando a sus hijos en sus estudios para que tengan mayores oportunidades en la vida.

Choluteca, Honduras – Junio 2013

Previous Loan Details

Lesbia is a hardworking, honest, and responsible woman who lives with her husband and two children in southern Honduras. She sells fresh fish. Lesbia needs this loan to buy fresh fish. She expects her sales to improve with the help of this loan, because she will have the products on hand tha... More from Lesbia'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
  • 67
    View loans »
    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,799,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Lesbia to buy fish maw, sea slugs, silver perch, eel, bluegill fish, etc., for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2013
Aug 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014