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Maria Cristina

Update on Maria Cristina

Maria is requesting a loan to invest in her small business selling groceries, fish and shellfish. She decided to request this financing so that she can make her business stronger and have cash available. Maria will purchase fish, shrimp, oysters and other shellfish to offer to her customers. Her situation has improved with these loans, and the money from the new loan will allow her to purchase fresh products to offer to her customers and increase her sales.
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María, está solicitando nuevamente un préstamo, para invertirlo en mercadería y mariscos, ella se decidió por este financiamiento, para poder fortalecer el negocio, y tener disponible efectivo, ella comprara pescado fresco de varias clases, filetes, camarones, ostras, conchas, para ofrecer a la clientela.
La condición de María ha mejorado, ya que con el dinero de los préstamo, compra producto para la venta, que sean frescos para agradar a los clientes y así las ventas sean mejor.

Previous Loan Details

María sells fruit and vegetables. She lives with her two children who are 20 and 25 years old. She’s been in this business for 8 years and has managed to raise her children thanks to it. She needs to buy fruit and vegetables to sell in the business so is asking for a loan to buy apples, papa... More from Maria Cristina's previous loan »

Additional Information

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 El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 727
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $28,251,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Maria Cristina to purchase fresh fish, as well as shrimps and oysters to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 14, 2011
Nov 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Maria Cristina. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2011. Learn More