Update on TomasTomas, 34, has been married to Carmen for 12 years. They’ve lived in Colomi community, Duraznos Pampa for more than 8 years. They have two dependent children who are attending elementary school. Tomas and his wife are a humble family who work in agriculture. They earn income selling potatoes and peppers during the year and his wife also makes cheese from milk produced by her three dairy cows; she also has three bullocks. This is how they pay for their children’s schooling.
Tomas needs money to pay for a piece of farmland that he was unable to get from other entities because it was very difficult; they had many requirements and besides the savings they had were insufficient. The seller of the land gave them a time frame in which they had to pay or lose the land. They now hope that with help from this loan they will buy the land and improve their quality of life like he so wishes.
Previous Loan DetailsTomas, age 32, has been married to Carmen for ten years. They have lived in Colomi in the Duraznos Pampa community for over six years. They have two children, ages nine and seven. The children go to elementary school. He and his wife tell us that they used to live in the Ayopaya municipality.… More from Tomas's previous loan »
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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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