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Carlos Samuel

Update on Carlos Samuel

Carlos is 37 years old and lives with his mom; he is a single father of 2. His main income generating activity is selling merchandise, which he has done for the past 10 years.

Carlos is requesting this loan to buy products like: sandals for women, sandals for men, cosmetics and other things which will allow him to provide good service to his customers. He makes his sales working as a street vendor, in a few communities close to Danli. He is a very hard working person, as his main form of income comes from his sales business. He has gained customers as a result of the good service he provides. With the support that the loan Carlos has requested will provide he will better his business, which will increase his profits to cover the household costs and give a better life to his family and help them get ahead. One of Carlos' dreams is to have a clothing store in the city center.
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El Señor Carlos tiene 37 años de edad convive con su madre, y es padre soltero tiene 2 hijos, Su actividad principal es la venta de mercadería, desde hace más de 10 años.
Don Carlos esta solicitando el préstamo para la compra de productos como ser: sandalias de mujer, sandalias de varón, cosméticos y otros para la buena atención de sus clientes, el realiza sus ventas de manera ambulante, en algunas comunidades cercanas a Danli, el es una persona muy trabajadora, ya que su negocio a sido la principal fuente ingresos, El se ha ganado la clientela por su buena manera de atenderlos, con el apoyo solicitado del préstamo que reciba Don Carlos le contribuirá a tener un mejor negocio, y así obtener mejores ingresos para cubrir los gastos en el hogar, y darle una mejor calidad de vida a su familia, y así poder salir adelante.
Don Carlos uno de sus sueños es tener una tienda de ropa en el centro de la ciudad.
Danlí El Paraíso, Honduras - Julio 2012

Previous Loan Details

Carlos is 37 years old. He lives with his mother and is a single parent with two children. For over ten years, his main activity has been selling merchandise. Carlos is requesting the loan to purchase products such as: women's sandals, men's sandals, cosmetics, and other products to sell to his ... More from Carlos Samuel'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
  • 52
    View loans »
    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,881,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Carlos Samuel to buy sandals for men and women, cosmetics and other things for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2012
Aug 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013