Fighting for a better future? We need your help.

Creating a more equitable world takes a lot of time and energy, but at Kiva we’re in it for the long haul. 100% of money lent on Kiva goes to funding loans. That means we rely on donations from people like you to make this work possible.
Your donation of any size makes a difference. Thanks for investing in a better future,
Premal Shah, President & Co-Founder, Kiva
  • $25
  • $35
  • $50
  • Submit
  • Other

A loan of $800 helped to buy sandals for his business.

Henry Lemuel's story

Henry lives in the city of Choluteca. He is very well known in the area as an entrepreneur and a very hard worker. He has been selling sandals for children, young people and adults for seven years. He starts work very early in the morning, setting up a table on which he displays his merchandise opposite a park in the city. This is a very strategic area as thousands of people pass by every day. Henry's products are good quality and he sells them at a good price. This allows him to satisfy his customers and he uses his profits to cover his needs.

Henry is married and has two children. He works hard every day in order to provide for them. He would like to see his business grow and hopes that we can help him. He is requesting a loan for 15,000 lempira to invest in buying a variety of different sandals because the summer season is a good one for his business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details