Update on Maria SarbeliaMaría says that she decided to take out a new loan because this way of working has allowed her to grow her business. She has been able to offer her customers a larger quantity of products and pupusas. She will buy flour, yeast, corn, sugar and eggs, to continue making bread. It helps her to diversify the products that she sells. María believes that her experiences with loans have been good and that they have helped her to make progress.
Previous Loan DetailsMaria Sarbelia lives with her husband and son, and manages a small cafe where she sells pupusas (stuffed corn tortillas) and drinks. The cafe has existed for over 21 years and she serves there every day of the week, in the evening. Maria Sarbelia inherited the business from her mother. Maria ... More from Maria Sarbelia'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.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 14 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Jan 19, 2012
- Feb 11, 2012
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Feb 15, 2013
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.