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Update on Blanca

Sra. Blanca Lidia is 48 years old and has three dependent children. She lives in her own home with her children and husband in the community of San Lorenzo, which is in southern Honduras. Blanca has been in the business of selling clothes for 10 years. She also sells snack foods as a street vendor. Her customers are friends, neighbors, and people who visit the shrimp, sugar cane, melon, and watermelon farms.

Blanca is requesting a loan so that she can restock her business for the Christmas season, a time when her sales are adequate. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy new clothing for men and women such as blouses, skirts, shirts, trousers, dresses, and other items. She has several orders and wants to take advantage of this occasion so that she can earn more income. With the support of this loan, she hopes to improve her earnings.

Blanca's dream is to have a successful clothing business in her home and to improve her sales at the end of the year.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - November 2013
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La señora Blanca Lidia de 48 años de edad, tiene 03 hijos que dependen de ella, vive con sus hijos y su esposo en casa propia vive en una comunidad de San Lorenzo, al sur de Honduras y se dedica desde hace 10 años al negocio de venta de ropa.
Doña Blanca Lidia también vende golosinas su actividad la realiza de forma ambulante, sus clientes son los amigos, vecinos y personas que ella visita en las fincas de camarón, cañera, fincas de melón y sandia, está solicitando el financiamiento para surtir el negocio porque en época navideña ella vende bastante.
Doña Blanca Lidia está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de ropa nueva de hombre y de mujer como blusas, faldas, camisas, pantalones, vestidos, etc. tiene varios pedidos y desea aprovechar la ocasión para así de esa forma tener mejores ganancias. Con el apoyo del préstamo espera también mejorar sus ingresos, su sueño es tener un buen negocio de ropa en su casa y que las ventas se mejoren para este fin de año.

San Lorenzo, Honduras- Noviembre del 2013.

Previous Loan Details

Señora Blanca Lidia is 48 years old and has three children who are dependent on her. She lives with her children and husband in their own home in the town of San Lorenzo in the south of Honduras. Blanca Lidia has made a living over the past 10 years through a mobile business selling clothes. He... More from Blanca'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
  • 83
    View loans »
    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,845,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Blanca to buy blouses, skirts, shirts, trousers, dresses, and other items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2013
Dec 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015