Update on Jose SalvadorJosé is requesting a new loan in order to buy merchandise such as oil, beans, rice, eggs, and sausages so that he can strengthen his business. Due to managing his loans well in the past few months, he has improved his sales by offering his customers a variety of products. This has helped to increase his potential. The area he believes he has not improved is in terms of his obligations and his household expenses.
Previous Loan DetailsJosé lives with his family: his wife and two children. He runs a store, along with his wife who was the one who gave him the idea of going into business. They have no fixed schedule and have been heading up the business for several years. He is seeking the loan in order to buy rice, beans, oi... More from Jose Salvador's previous loan »
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
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 26 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Nov 25, 2011
- Dec 10, 2011
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Aug 16, 2012
Photo from previous loan
Kiva allows our Field Partners to re-use the same photo for individual borrowers that have been posted on Kiva's website once before in a 24 month period, and we allow them to re-use group photos for up to 24 months, provided that 80% of the current group's membership is represented.
Taking, collecting, and uploading photos of borrowers is one of the most challenging elements of using Kiva for our Field Partners. In order to make Kiva easier for Field Partners to use, we have allowed them to post successive and concurrent loans without taking a new photo of the borrower if the criteria above are met.