María Mercedes Elvia
Update on María Mercedes ElviaMaría Mercedes needs a second Kiva loan. With the first one she was able to increase her assets thus increasing income and payment capacity. This time she needs a loan to improve her crops. Since she was widowed things have not been easy for her. However, with the loans she’s been able to get she’s managed to get ahead. She will use the money from this second loan to pay part of her previous loan and will use what’s left over to buy seeds and fertilizer to improve production.
Previous Loan DetailsMaria Mercedes is a 51 year old widow born in Latacunga, in the province of Cotopaxi which is located in the central Ecuadorian Andes. She lives with her son who is her daily concern because she, alone, has to meet his needs. The death of her husband was a very difficult event in her life because… More from María Mercedes Elvia's previous loan »
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About Fundación AlternativaFundación Alternativa encourages entrepreneurship and provides sustainable financial and non-financial services that promote social and economic development in Ecuador. The organization focuses on serving poor and excluded populations through analysis of clients' living conditions and by providing business training and other support services in urban, rural and marginalized parts of the country.
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
- 15 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Jul 25, 2012
- Aug 14, 2012
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Sep 17, 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.