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Edith Del Carmen

Update on Edith Del Carmen

Edith is requesting a new loan for her business, since she needs to buy corn, firewood, oil, cheese and pork rinds in order to make tortillas and pupusas (stuffed tortillas).

With the previous loan she was able to strengthen her business and maintain her family's living conditions.
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Edith, solicita un nuevo préstamo, esto debido a la necesidad de invertir en el negocio, ya que quiere comprarse maíz, leña, aceite, quesillo, chicharrones, que son los materiales necesarios para la elaboración de tortillas y tambien elabora pupusas.
Con el préstamo anterior logro fortalecer el negocio y con las ganancias pudo ayudar a su familia, hasta el momento sus circunstancias se han mantenido.

Previous Loan Details

Edith sells tortillas. She has three children who are 10, 14 and 16 years old. She’s sold tortillas for ten years and works every day from 6am until 4pm; to date she’s had no problems with the business. She’s asking for a loan to buy quintals of corn, firewood and gas which are the main suppl... More from Edith Del Carmen'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
  • 708
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $27,173,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Edith Del Carmen to buy corn, firewood, oil, cheese, and pork rinds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013