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Maria Catalina

Update on Maria Catalina

María is requesting a new loan because she wants to continue investing in her business. She will purchase new clothing, blouses, skirts, undergarments, pants, shirts and other in-demand garments to be able to generate more sales.
María feels that the previous loan had a positive effect on her business by improving her position as a merchant and allowing her to maintain a certain income.
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María, está solicitando un nuevo préstamo, porque quiere continuar invirtiendo en el negocio, con la compra de ropa nueva, blusas, faldas, ropa interior, pantalones, camisas, entre otras prendas de vestir que sean demandadas para poder generar ventas.
Ella considera que el préstamo anterior le dio un efecto positivo con el negocio, mejorando su condición de comerciante y manteniendo un nivel de ingresos.

Previous Loan Details

María lives with her husband and their children. She has sold new clothing for three years. Her business is located in the town market, and on occasion she goes out to do traveling sales. María runs this business on her own, and it is her main occupation for earning income to cover household expe... More from Maria Catalina'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
  • 711
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,098,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Maria Catalina to purchase blouses, skirts, undergarments, pants and shirts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Maria Catalina. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2011. Learn More