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Update on Juana

Juana is a hard-working person. She lives in Choluteca, a community in south Honduras, with her husband and two children. Juana has been selling seafood for 10 years. She sells it in her community to people and businesses who then distribute the product in hamlets near her community.
Juana is asking for a loan to purchase more products such as slugs, breams, sea bass, etc, which she needs to cover the orders from her customers. She hopes the loan will help her greatly because she doesn't have the products needed to satisfy her customers' demands. Juana hopes to increase her sales in order to generate more income that will allow her improve her quality of life and that of her family. She wants to keep supporting her children in their studies so they can have more opportunities in life.

Choluteca, Honduras – July 2013
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Doña Juana es una persona muy trabajadora vive en Choluteca, en una comunidad al sur de Honduras, junto a su esposo y sus 2 hijos.
Doña Juana su negocio es la venta de mariscos desde hace 10 años, los cuales vende en su comunidad a las diferentes personas y negocios que los distribuyen en los caseríos cercanos a su comunidad.
Doña Juana está solicitando el préstamo para la compra de más producto como ser: babosa, pancha, corvina etc. que necesita para cubrir los pedidos de sus clientes, espera que el préstamo la ayude mucho ya que no cuenta con el producto necesario para satisfacer los pedidos de sus clientes.
Doña Juana espera que sus ventas aumenten y con esto ganar más ingresos que beneficien y le permiten mejorar su estilo de vida y el de su familia. Desea seguir apoyando a sus hijos en sus estudios para que tengan mayores oportunidades en la vida.

Choluteca, Honduras – Julio 2013

Previous Loan Details

Juana is a hardworking, honest, and responsible woman who lives with her husband and two children in the city of Choluteca, in southern Honduras. Juana sells fish. She will use the money from this loan to buy babosa, rojo, colilla, camarón, and pancha fish. With the help of this loan, she ex... More from Juana'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
  • 38
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,977,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Juana to buy different types of fish for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014