A loan of $500 helped to buy adobe, cement, sand, wood, and to pay for labor.


Gerson's story

Gerson, age 29, lives with his wife. He has two children who are dependent upon her. He lives in a community in San Lorenzo, which is in southern Honduras.

Gerson has his own house. For four years he has been working as an employee on a shrimp farm. He supervises the shrimp farming. Gerson also makes hammocks from thread and from sisal plant fibers.

He is requesting the loan to buy adobe, cement, sand, wood, and to pay for labor. With the support of the loan, he plans to improve his quality of life. This is because his house is small, and he wishes to expand it in another place. This is the third loan he has requested. He is a good client, who is very punctual with his payments.

San Lorenzo, Honduras – November, 2013

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details