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Maria Elsi

Update on Maria Elsi

María continues working from her home at the small businesses she runs. She is requesting a new loan she will use to purchase firewood, flour and corn and also clothing for adults and children. Thus she will be able to continue with her two businesses and generate an income for her household.

The previous loan enabled her to expand her businesses and compete by having more products to offer, such as a variety of clothes. She says that the loans have allowed her to continue helping her family and they have also improved sales.
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María, continúa trabajando desde su hogar con los pequeños negocios que administra, ella solicita nuevamente un préstamo para invertirlo en la compra de leña, harina, maíz, también invertirán parte en ropa variada para adultos y niños, como una alternativa para seguir realizando el comercio y generar ganancias para el hogar.

El préstamo anterior manifiesta que le permitió crecer en el negocio y poder competir con más productos, como la ropa variada, ella manifiesta que estos préstamos son los que le han permitido que ella continúe ayudando a su familia y que también le ha ayudado en la venta.

Previous Loan Details

María lives with her husband and five adult children. She sells pupusas and other food. She began this business in the city center because she had an illness that made it impossible for to continue selling clothing, which she used to do. She works from 5:00 am to 3:00 pm. She is asking for ... More from Maria Elsi'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
  • 662
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,134,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria Elsi to buy firewood, flour and corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Maria Elsi. It was first posted on Kiva on Dec, 2011. Learn More