Update on Celestina GladisSeñora Celestina is 55 years old and continues working in a bakery, making a variety of pastries. She says that she did very well with her previous loan, and now she is requesting another in order to buy eggs, flour, and other ingredients in bulk so she can prepare pastries and breads for the upcoming holiday season. She plans to prepare a variety of goods for all different tastes and tables. With her profits from these sales, Celestina will improve and increase her overall production.
Previous Loan DetailsCelestina has a business making pastries, such as meringue cookies, small and large cannelloni, sandwich cookies, and other items. Since the Alasitas Fair is approaching, she needs to increase her capital so that she can make meringue cookies in greater quantity to supply to the sellers at the… More from Celestina Gladis'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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