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Update on Clisanta

Clisanta is 63 years old and has eight children. Her house is located in the village of San Lorenzo, in the south of Honduras. She has been making traveling sales of used clothing for the past 20 years. Her customers are her friends, relatives and neighbors whom she visits three times a week. Clisanta is a single woman with a great deal of drive to get her family ahead.
Clisanta is requesting 15000 lempiras (HNL) in order to purchase trousers, blouses, children's clothing and shirts, since these kinds of garments sell very well this time of the year. With the support of this loan she intends to get the funding she needs for her business, and therefore increase her profits and improve her living conditions a bit.
Her dream is to see her business grow and her children who live in the US doing well.
San Lorenzo, Honduras, October 2012.
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La señora Clisanta de 63 años de edad, tiene ocho hijos, su casa esta ubicada en la comunidad de San Lorenzo al sur de Honduras, se dedica desde hace 20 años al negocio de venta de ropa usada de manera ambulante sus clientes son los amigos, familiares y vecinos que ella visita tres veces por semana, Doña Clisanta es una mujer sola y con muchas ganas de sacar adelante a su familia.
Doña Clisanta esta solicitando 15,000.00 para la compra de pantalones, blusas, ropa de niños, cameras y camisas, ya que para esta época se vende bastante este tipo de prendas de vestir. Con el apoyo de este préstamo ella pretende suplir la necesidad de financiamiento para su negocio y así tener mejores ganancias y mejorar un poco su calidad de vida.
Doña Clisanta su sueño es crecer en su negocio y que sus hijos que radican en los estados unidos estén bien.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - Octubre del 2012.

Previous Loan Details

Clisanta, 63, is a single mother with eight children, three of them dependent on her. Clisanta lives in San Lorenzo, Valle, where she sells merchandise with the help of one of her daughters. Clisanta's business is selling used clothing for children and adults. She also goes out on foot to va... More from Clisanta'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
  • 70
    View loans »
    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,399,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Clisanta to purchase trousers, blouses, children's clothing and shirts for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013